webRegistry Phase 3 Cutover Successfully Completed

North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) successfully complete first webRegistry Phase 3 cutover with the retirement of the WECC Registry.

Minneapolis, MN: October 29, 2013 – The first webRegistry (Electric Industry Registry [EIR] implementation) Phase 3 cutover was successfully completed today. Entities with Transmission Path and Adjacency Data registered in the WECC Registry have now re-registered and transitioned their data into OATI webRegistry. This successful transition marks the official retirement of the WECC Registry.

The next step in Phase 3 of the webRegistry cutover is to retire the CSV and MDB publication file formats and transition to XML publication file format. This will impact all webRegistry users currently relying on the CSV and MDB files. These activities will take place on November 12, 2013.

Other activities to streamline interfaces and functionality of webRegistry will also take place in First Quarter 2014.
The NAESB owned EIR business process replaced the NERC TSIN registry business process in November 2012. The registry serves as the central repository for information within the electric industry. OATI webRegistry provides the functionality that implements the EIR business process. OATI is the NAESB chosen system administrator.

NAESB, formed in January 2002, is an independent and voluntary North American organization that develops and promotes the use of business practice and electronic communications standards for the wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity industries. NAESB’s members include over 300 companies and organizations that participate actively in the retail and wholesale natural gas and electricity markets.

OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,200 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP guidelines.

OATI ( is a leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact