Unavailability of unit EIC for gas consumption units (inside information).
Field 16 requires an EIC for the identification of a physical asset. We received the information from market participants that the EIC issuing body for gas consumption units in Germany is not able to provide those codes before the end of 2016 or beginning of 2017. Therefore, it is rather likely that those codes are not available.
The issue does not refer to power production, storage or consumption units where code availability is no problem.
The respective field 16 would remain empty. We suggest to allow us to provide the inside information without EIC on a temporary basis.
Answer: The above proposal is reasonable. Once the EIC codes are available they should be provided in the UMMs collected by the Agency.