GRIDS 2010: the backbone of Europe's energy future
23-24 November 2010, Berlin, Germany
- Number of participants
- Leading exhibitors
- Expert speakers
- Quality sessions
- 23 November 2010
- - Politicians to acknowledge urgency and importance of major grid investments
- Politiker müssen driglichkeit für Stromnetz-investitionen anerkennen
- 24 November 2010
- - Powering Europe – new report sets out vision for the future european grid and markets
- Powering Europe – Neuer Zukunftsbericht über Stromnetze und Märkte in Europa
- Poul la Cour Prize to RES's Ian Mays: wind beyond frontiers
- "Innovation and acceptance are the keys to successful expansion of renewable energies..."
Katherina Reiche, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment for Germany
- "Transmission system operators know exactly where the next grid lines are to go, but the permitting is a problem..."
Konstantin Staschus, Secretary General of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)
‘Powering Europe’, launched at the GRIDS 2010 conference and exhibition in Berlin, argues there are no major technical barriers – but there are major economic benefits - to integrating large amounts of fuel- and pollution-free wind energy into Europe’s electricity grid. The new report identifies infrastructure and markets as the two key barriers to hugely increasing the amount of wind power in Europe’s electricity supply.
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