TBG1 Supply Chain
This specification provides the definition of the Utilities master data message (UTILMD) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1 Functional definition
The Utilities master data message is sent between responsible parties in a utilities infrastructure for the purpose of exchanging characteristics of objects and services. In addition the Utilities master data message may be used to request information.
A party in a utilities infrastructure can for example be a net owner, a supplier, a balance responsible or a transmission system operator.
1.2 Field of application
The Utilities master data message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
The Utilities master data message is used for exchanging characteristics of objects and services in the specified field, normally used for updating data bases with administrative and technical information of long validity, such as information concerning customers, partners and installations. The information may be of technical or administrative character, such as characteristics of a meter, tariffs, suppliers etc.
In addition the Utilities master data message may be used to request information.
Each set of master data can be identified according to its nature, e.g. by a metering point identification or a location identification. The message may be an initial message and does not require a response.
Examples of use are:
Information regarding change of supplier, such as:
Request for end user information.
Information regarding the characteristics of an end user.
Information about change of supplier.
Information of contract termination from an end user.
Exchange of changes in characteristics of objects or services between parties in a utilities infrastructure.
Change of identity of an object.
Change of components or characteristics of components, such as change of a meter.
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
3.2 Message terms and definitions
Data used as a reference when routine transactions are being processed. Master data will normally be exchanged or updated infrequently relative to the transaction data depending upon it. It will normally contain information of long validity.
The entity (component or logical entity) that is being reported in the detailed section of the message.
A sequence of observations of a single process often taken at equal time intervals.
4. MESSAGE DEFINITION
4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.