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The 5G PPP project NRG-5 aims at enabling the deployment, operation and management of new 5G communication infrastructure, targeting the energy vertical (in the context of the Smart Energy-as-a-Service), providing security, resilience and high availability mechanisms, and validating the approach via smart energy use cases. One key concept arising from NRG-5 is that it tries to adopt and extend relevant concepts and designs from other H2020 and 5G PPP projects, when appropriate for the design and implementation of its architecture. In this paper, we consider specific H2020 projects in order to explore the potential synergies and to improve the global 5G ecosystem. Initially, the paper provides a brief introduction to the approach followed by NRG-5. Then, the paper identifies the synergies with the solutions coming from other projects, making the link with 5GCity and 5G ESSENCE.