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ENGIE adapts its Settlement & DAM environment to the MIG6 protocol with the help of LAVA

Within the Settlement & DAM department, which deals with the processing of allocation, reconciliation, grid processing and reporting, the change to MIG6 (*) requires major changes. Their implementation involves a series of steps: the establishment of blueprints, the definition of tests, validation of developments. All this in several phases and iterations.


The complexity of the field requires active and in-depth knowledge as well as operational experience of current market processes complemented by an understanding of the influence of MIG6 on these processes. At LAVA we have found the right support.


LAVA contributed to the achievement of our objectives by respecting the tense schedule that the project schedule imposed on us. Thanks to the fast integration of LAVA into our teams of specialists, we were able to write our blueprints without a hitch. Support during development and validation tests enabled the team to work agilely on short cycles, integrated into a global schedule.


In the margins, with the help of LAVA, we were able to identify certain elements of the value chain that will require specific attention for the transition to MIG6 and thus prepare the necessary actions for their evolution.


Olivier Langaskens Metering, Settlement & Reporting Manager at ELECTRABEL ENGIE GROUP

(*) Note by LAVA: Protocol of exchange between the various actors in the electricity and gas world in Belgium (suppliers, managers of distribution networks, transmission system operators). In this way, a central register of access points is kept up to date, and the parties concerned receive the necessary information (such as counting data).


Vlaams EnergieBedrijf migrates its customer management system with help of LAVA

Vlaams EnergieBedrijf (VEB) organizes the purchase of gas and electricity for a variety of public services. In recent years, VEB has been successful in reducing the energy costs of many government bodies. Moreover, it was no longer mandatory for these governmental bodies to organize a tender for the purchase of energy and VEB also gave them budget advice. Due to the growth in recent years the original customer management system was reaching its limits. With the help of LAVA a new, stronger application was implemented.

LAVA took the role of Project Manager for Vlaams EnergieBedrijf during this crucial phase. LAVA together with Vlaams EnergieBedrijf and its external suppliers, drafted the migration plan and took over the coordination of the implementation. LAVA also developed the quality plan and coordinated the testing phase. Thanks to the constructive cooperation of all parties involved the migration of the data was successfully executed and the timings were respected. Right in the middle of the migration process we also implemented a large new customer. End of January 2017 the first invoices were created by Haugazel, the new application. Vlaams EnergieBedrijf is ready for the future, ready to unburden more government agencies in their purchase of energy.