Automated shipper connection

An easy-to-use solution for capacity trading on PRISMA

The PRISMA platform not only offers auctions for monthly, quarterly and yearly capacities, gas traders can also acquire short-term transport capacity by participating in day-ahead and within-day auctions. While long-term auctions may last for several days, day-ahead auctions take place in a single bidding round which means that all relevant information needs to be submitted by the shipper in a single bid.


Connecting the contract management system of shippers to the PRISMA platform via the automated connection helps mitigating the challenges of the significantly shortened bidding window of day-ahead and within-day auctions. With the interface, shippers can eliminate manual input errors and increase their efficiency. The automated connection provides secure and reliable data exchange of relevant required platform information, such as network point information, auction data, bid information and bid confirmations.

  • Significantly reduced handling through greater automation
  • Improvement of data quality due to the reduction of manual entry errors
  • Improved audit compliance due to automated booking confirmations
  • Non-discriminatory and automated access to the PRISMA platform
  • Easy handling of a high number of capacity auctions

Several Shippers already use the connection successfully in their daily operations

1

Accept connection agreement

The service is provided to every shipper registered on the PRISMA platform. To ensure a non-discriminatory access to the service the contract is provided as standardized agreement, that ensures the same terms and conditions for each market participant.

2

Select your communication solution provider

PRISMA provides a standardised project approach based on the PONTON X/P solution.

3

Establish technical connection

Setup of firewall configuration, exchange of certificates, test the connection.

4

Successful functional testing

A set of pre-defined test cases has to be performed to ensure, a reliable and correct communication between your system and the PRISMA platform.

5

Go-live of the PRISMA automated shipper connection

Our user help desk is available for any questions after go-live.