FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.6.1.6

What is the Agency’s expectations about the delivery and storage of the RSS feeds?


Answer:

As chapter 7 of the MoP on data reporting states that UMM via the web-feed should be provided at the time of the disclosure of the inside information. As for storage, UMMs reported to the Agency should be stored for a time period of at least 90 calendar days after submission via the web-feeds.

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.5.1.3

How to use the field “Event Status”?


Answer:

The UMM schema describes the use of three status values that are defined in the following way:

 

1. ‘Dismissed’ – for situations of cancellation or withdrawal of the message and when the message was updated.

2. ‘Inactive’ – UMM that contains the most recent update of an event that has already occurred in the past.

3. ‘Active’ – UMM that contains the most recent update on an event that will occur in the future or is occurring.

 

To smooth the implementation process the Agency will give additional freedom to use the “Event status” field values in the following way:

 

1. ‘Dismissed’

  • The change of the “Event Status” in the web feed is only obligatory in case of cancellation and withdrawal: when a message is withdrawn as erroneous, or the event of the message is cancelled then the status of the UMM has to be changed to ‘Dismissed’.
  • In case the parameters of the UMM change, i.e. a new version is published, the “Even Status” of the original UMM does not have to be changed to ‘Dismissed’.

2. ‘Inactive’

  • It is not obligatory to use this status value when the date and time of the event has expired, the status value ‘Active’ can be maintained for these UMMs.

3. ‘Active’

  • This value remains the default value for UMMs.

This approach will not only ease the work of the data providers, but will also limit the amount of messages initially expected to be received.

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.5.1.6

Should the measurement unit be identical for all fields?


Answer:

For fields (9) ‘’Unavailable Capacity’’, (10) ‘’Available Capacity’’ and (11) ‘’Installed capacity’’ the unit of measurement is by default the same. A single unit of measurement is selected in data field (8) “Unit of measurement” for field (9), (10) and (11).

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.6.1.5

Are the standards for the format of the UMMs (fields, fields content, type, length, accepted values) valid for the publication of the messages or the Agency requires to pull this information through XML files generated by the RSS provided on the respective website?


Answer:

The data fields and electronic formats for the reporting of inside information provided in the Manual of Procedures for Data Reporting only apply to the web-feeds. The Agency will be collecting UMM data via XML files based on the recommended XSD generated by the stakeholders web feeds.

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.1

Does the MoP on data reporting describe how to disclose inside information?


Answer:

A distinction should be made between the data collection under Article 8 of REMIT and the disclosure of inside information to the general public under Article 4(1) of REMIT. The scope of the MoP (section 7 on the ‘Reporting of Inside Information’) is not the disclosure of inside information but the provision of web feeds that enable ACER to collect such information in an efficient way. The REMIT Implementing Regulation in its Article 10(1) and (2) on ‘reporting procedures’ defines rules for the provision of such information to the Agency through web feeds. The revised version of the ‘MoP on data reporting’ by the Agency addresses only the standards that should be used for the reporting of such information via web feeds to the Agency.

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.5.1.4

Field (4/a) Type of Event includes as accepted value the option ‘‘Other unavailability’’. What kind of assets or units can such a UMM refer to?


Answer:

The selection ‘‘Other unavailability’’ is used when the available values ‘production’, ‘consumption’ or ‘connection unavailability’ are not appropriate. For example, such event could refer to an electricity storage unit unavailability.

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.5

Do I have to send my disclosed inside information to the Agency?


Answer:

According to Article 10 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014 on ‘Reporting procedures’, inside information should be collected by the Agency through a specific method: web feeds. In the ‘MoP on data reporting’, the Agency explains in Chapter 3 that “disclosed inside information made available through web feeds is collected by ARIS via a pull mechanism.”

Therefore, inside information should not be sent to the Agency. The collection point is the site where the web feed is embedded (should be the same site where the inside information is disclosed). The Agency will be able to identify the location of the web feed through the URL provided by the market participant in Section 1 of its registration form provided according to Article 9 of REMIT.

According to Article 9(5) of REMIT market participants are required to keep the registration fields updated. Failure to do so will constitute a breach of REMIT and will not allow the Agency to adequately collect the information included in the web feed. The field in Section 1 of the registration form should, therefore, include the exact location of the web feed. A generic reference to a homepage of a website is not considered by the Agency as a complete fulfilment of the registration obligation.

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.4

In case the web-feed is made available both on the market participant’s own website and on an inside information platform on behalf of the market participant, from which source ACER is going to retrieve the UMM data?


Answer:

The primary source of UMM collection will be the platforms and other service providers for the disclosure of inside information. However the Agency will also collect data from the websites of individual market participants.

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.6.1.4

Does ACER intend to apply automation in the collection and storage of the information published through the means of UMMs?


Answer:

Automated pulling of data will be applied by ACER while ATOM and RSS technologies will be supported at the same level.

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FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.5.1.1

Are message versions 100% immutable or not? Is it possible to update the status of a message by updating the status of the latest thread item?


Answer:

Published versions of the messages are 100% immutable and any change that may occur needs to be published as a new updated version. Any update or change in the data fields – including Data Field (2) Event Status – will result in a new message, with a new ‘Version number’.

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