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One Network for Europe

The scope of OneNet is to create a fully replicable and scalable architecture that enables the whole European electrical system to operate as a single system in which a variety of markets allows the universal participation of stakeholders regardless of their physical location – at every level from small consumer to large producers.

Involving an unprecedented number of countries in a single project, OneNet aims at creating the conditions for a new generation of grid services able to fully exploit demand response, storage and distributed generation while creating fair, transparent and open conditions for the consumer. As result, while creating One Network for Europe, the project aims to build a customer centric approach to grid operation.

This ambitious view is achieved by proposing new markets, products and services and by creating a unique IT architecture to support innovative mechanisms of platform federation. The project also aims at creating wide consensus on the solution by launching a variety of initiatives including a large-scale forum for discussion within the international energy community. The complete concept is also proven in 4 cluster demos.

OneNet project is structured in four phases, of which Phases I – III run during the project’s implementation while Phase IV continues after the project will have been formally completed. Phase I aims at defining the details of the OneNet challenge to create a European answer to flexibility management. Phase II is about developing the concrete OneNet approach to create unique synergies among all system and market operators. Phase III focuses on demonstrating the proposed solutions and evaluating the OneNet results. Finally, Phase IV reaches beyond OneNet to fully exploit the OneNet results and scale the OneNet impact.

Funded through the EU’s eighth Framework Programme Horizon 2020 titled “TSO – DSO Consumer: Large-scale demonstrations of innovative grid services through demand response, storage and small-scale (RES) generation” and responds to the call “Building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future (LC)”.