Case Study

A virtual reality: Energy One UK successfully implements ETRM for SNCF-Energie

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The Company

SNCF-Energie is a subsidiary of SNCF Voyageurs, France’s national state-owned railway company. It supplies electricity exclusively to SNCF Group and its subsidiaries.  

The Challenge

SNCF-Energie identified a need to replace its legacy risk management system. The business required a system that could be operational ‘out of the box’ but also easily enhanced and customised, and the software needed to be fully hosted in the cloud.

The Solution

SNCF-Energie approached Energy One UK in 2020, and following a competitive process, Energy One UK’s enTrader ETRM solution was selected to accommodate SNCF-Energie’s requirements for managing its energy portfolio and trading activities.

Being a robust, extensible and flexible solution, enTrader truly met the brief. The two companies joined forces in a strong and agile collaborative partnership, which has served the companies well in the face of challenges created by the global pandemic.

The Implementation

Following a detailed and collaborative scoping phase, the core implementation of enTrader for SNCF-Energie was delivered in three months, on time, on budget and entirely remotely.

Energy One prides itself on delivering fast implementation timescales, and supported SNCF-Energie to rapidly realise the benefits of the software. This was possible due to advanced system design and out-of-the-box functionality, and Energy One UK’s experienced, dedicated and French-speaking project team.

A fully-hosted SaaS solution was imperative to SNCF-Energie. Thankfully, enTrader is developed using modern architecture and technology, hosted on Microsoft Azure’s infrastructure (IaaS), which is accessed through an internet browser where connectivity is designed to be highly available, highly redundant and secure.

Built and designed for the web, enTrader’s modern architecture has resulted in powerful system performance delivered as an efficient cloud service. Support and maintenance are managed by the Energy One UK team, ensuring a knowledgeable and timely response, which means SNCF-Energie has one less thing to worry about.

The Results

Now, SNCF-Energie is enjoying the benefits of using a smart solution that meets their business needs.

We are very pleased with the ETRM solution that [Energy One] provides. The system is user-friendly, flexible and gives us great confidence in the data. It is accurate, and middle office operations are faster and easier, thanks to automated processes that were previously undertaken manually.

We are particularly pleased with the work [Energy One] is doing to support the generation of PPAs for renewable energy within enTrader. This is a new concept for SNCF-Energie, as our first plant is just starting to produce. This capability was designed jointly with [Energy One] from the start, so that together we could find the best way for it to be performant.

Working with [Energy One] has led to a strong partnership. We wanted a collaborative and agile software provider, and [Energy One] is a great example of this. Communication is frequent and the entire process is fluid. We are flexible with our requirements, and similarly, [Energy One] is very flexible to adapt. We seek value and confidence, and [Energy One] delivers that.”

Berryl Collon, Customer and Digital Director at SNCF-Energie


Energy One UK is delighted to be supporting SNCF-Energie with its energy trading solutions. The software provider has successfully implemented its enTrader® ETRM solution for the French company entirely virtually, proving the importance of collaborative and agile working practices.

Energy One Solutions

We are delighted to be supporting SNCF-Energie with our ETRM software. What our relationship with SNCF-Energie demonstrates is the power of teamwork. Open, frequent and honest communication is fundamental to a project’s success, and despite the restrictions generated by the pandemic, we leverage every opportunity to communicate jointly. The success of the implementation is testament to that collaboration.

Simon Wheeler, Energy One Europe CEO

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