Currently ESBN and NIE Networks use a TIBCO software-based solution to provide Market Message functionality to facilitate both the ROI and NI electricity retail markets. Following the ‘System Separation’ project which concluded in September 2021, the solution consists of two separate ROI and NI Hubs located in Belfast and individual EMMAs (Electricity Market Message Application) hosted by each Market Participant. This solution allows for the exchange of Market Messages, between ESBN, NIE Networks and the respective Market Participants.
The next phase of this program of work is to relocate the ROI Hub to an ESB Datacentre located in Dublin, maintaining its current design and performance post-cutover.
This phase of work is referred to as the ‘ROI Hub Relocation Project’.