The e_Switch Platform was developed by OMIP to support the several procedures regarding the natural gas customer-switching processes, which were legally committed to GPMC - entity in charge of managing the gas switching process in Portugal.
In addition to providing security and robustness to the customer-switching process, e_switch also ensures the effectiveness and ease of communications between the network operators and market agents, allowing the process to be simple and fast, not constituting, by itself, an obstacle to the referred switching.
In August 2009, the first e_Switch version was made available and since then it been adapted to meet market agents needs. In February 2011, the current version of the Platform started its operation. This version bears two solutions: a fully automated message broker system developed over Web Services (optimal for the management of large scale switching processes in gas market), and a front Web based application, functioning through the introduction of inputs or by choosing of previously defined options, or through files upload.
For more information and files download, please visit the GPMC website