Project Brief

Project Brief


OneNet envisions a European electricity system that provides for the seamless near real time integration of all actors across countries, with a view to create the conditions for a synergistic operation of market and network that optimizes the overall energy management while creating an open and fair market structure and maximizing the consumer capabilities to participate in it.


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.

Three Pillars

Definition of a common market design for Europe
Definition of a common IT Architecture and common IT Interfaces
Verification of the proposed solutions in large field tests
Million of euros

7-Step OneNet Process

  1. Define new and standardized products and services starting from project experience
  2. Identify appropriate market structures in support of the defined products and services
  3. Design open IT architecture supported by scalable data management enabling market structures
  4. Implement architecture in a reference version to be used as basis for a European deployment
  5. Verify in a set of large field tests the concepts and solutions proposed by OneNet
  6. Create European level consensus thanks to GRIFOn open forum with all the key stakeholders
  7. Push the result of OneNet in the standardization process for a significant market uptake


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.

European flexibility management
Synergies among all partners
Evaluation and trails of the results
Exploitation and impact