Nord Pool Spot plans for an infrastructural performance upgrade of the intraday trading platform Elbas in September 2013, where the Elbas platform will be transferred to a new hosting partner. The upgrade will further improve the performance and robustness of the Elbas trading platform, and will provide a new dedicated backup site. These are key requirements for a well-functioning intraday market covering multiple markets and interconnectors.
This upgrade may require some technical changes at the member side, as well as member testing. The infrastructural upgrade will not change the Elbas graphical interface nor the application functionalities.
The infrastructural upgrade will result in changes to the IP-addressing that for some members will require configuration changes to the firewalls at the member side. To be certain that your company workstations used for Elbas trading are able to reach the Elbas platform, Nord Pool Spot will facilitate for member testing, which we recommend all members to participate in.
In order to allow for sufficient testing of the upgraded version, two consolidated test sessions will be hosted.
One session to verify access to the coming new production site and one session to verify access to the new backup recovery site.
During the two test sessions, members will also be able to verify access to the new test environment named ‘’pre-production’’. The pre-production environment will have full production like response characteristics and is dedicated for future member testing after the infrastructural upgrade.
Session 1: Verification of access to coming new production site is scheduled:
from Tuesday, 11 June 2013 08:00 CEST to Thursday, 13 June 2013 20:00 CEST.
Session 2: Verification of access to new backup recovery site is scheduled:
from Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:00 CEST to Thursday, 20 June 2013 20:00 CEST.
All members will receive a separate e-mail with the technical requirements and an overview of member testing sessions and dates.
About Nord Pool Spot
Nord Pool Spot operates Europe’s leading power markets, offering both day-ahead and intraday trading to its members. 370 companies from 20 countries trade on Nord Pool Spot’s markets in the Nordic and Baltic regions, and on our UK market N2EX. In 2012 the group had a total turnover of 432 TWh traded power. Our markets are operated from offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Tallinn and London. Nord Pool Spot strives continually to strengthen its business by working with integrity, together with members and stakeholders, to achieve excellence.
Lysaker, 22 May 2013
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