open ENergy
TRansition ANalyses
for a low-Carbon

openENTRANCE aims at the development, use and dissemination of an open, transparent and integrated modelling platform for assessing low-carbon transition pathways.

The platform will allow covering the complexity of the multiple dimensions of the energy transition putting a suite of modelling tools and data at the service of any interested users. Through this, the dialogue between researchers, policy makers, industry and civil society will be facilitated and improved, as well as the policy-science-industry interface strengthened.

Several workshops aim at engaging stakeholders to develop the open platform according to their needs and constraints and to facilitate the integration of their own tools. The sought stakeholders include system operators, energy companies, utilities and agencies, government representatives and legislators, universities and research centres, as well as civil society organisations.

openENTRANCE contributes to an improved and robust understanding of the transition to a low-carbon energy system in Europe by developing, demonstrating and using an open platform.

It sets up an open space for researchers and interested stakeholders at national and European levels, makes data sharing accessible, creates a more transparent knowledge and smooth the way for European analyses. Through active stakeholder involvement and dissemination activities targeting the energy modelling research community, openENTRANCE ensures that the platform will be used beyond the project duration. openENTRANCE will provide modelling results as close to reality as possible and will enable the development and adjustment of policy instruments with unprecedented efficacy.

The expected outcomes of openENTRANCE are aimed at responding to pressing societal needs, such as the decarbonisation of the energy sector, and economic needs, such as the feasibility of the energy transition. The project further tackles policy challenges to enable and improve the investments into low-carbon innovation and adds value by combining the use of available knowledge in important research organisations.




Kadir Has Universitesi

Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Nederlandse organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek

Technische Universität Wien

Technische Universität Berlin

World Future Council

This is only the beginning!

The openENTRANCE website will soon include more information on the project activities and milestones
openENTRANCE has a duration of 48 months from May 2019 to April 2023
and a budget of 4.9 Million Euros.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 835896. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.