EIC code - Energy Identification Code

On the current section of the website, Snam Rete Gas makes available the encoding scheme EIC (Energy Identification Code). This scheme, that is functional to the organization and to the implementation of the exchange of standardized electronic data, was developed by ENTSO-E to facilitate trading across borders and to identify efficiently and reliably different objects and parts related to the energy market and its activities.

ENTSO-E, which acts as CIO (Central Issuing Office), and the LIO (Local Issuing Office) are responsible for the registration, issuance and publication of EIC codes within the energy market.


Pubblication of EIC Code

As from 10-03-2016 Snam Rete Gas (SRG) acts as a Local Issuing Office.
Here following is available the list of EIC codes issued by SRG:

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EIC code request

It is possible to request the following EIC codes:

  • Z code : EIC code for identifying Network Points
  • Y code : EIC code for identifying area zones, and balancing zones
  • W code : EIC code for identifying underground storage and LNG terminals
  • X code : EIC code for identifying parties
  • V code : EIC code for identifying locations

Interconnection points may be requested at ENTSOG.

To apply for one of these EIC codes and for any further information please contact our help desk service:
Access Contracts office (CONT)
Office phone number: +39 02 370 39043
Email: richieste.capacita@snamretegas.it

This service is available every day from 08:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.



Only Energy Identification Codes (EIC) codes published in the Central Issuing Office (CIO) or Local Issuing Office (LIO) websites are to be considered as valid EIC codes.

The LIO assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy and the completeness of the information provided by an entity requesting an EIC code. In no event shall a LIO be liable for any damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, general, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of any inaccuracy or incompleteness of the information provided by an entity requesting an EIC code.

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