"We need to do for energy what we have done for mobile phones: real choice for consumers in one European marketplace."
José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President
"The GRIDS 2010 conference in Berlin will discuss the decisive theme for the future growth of wind energy in a highly relevant location: with more than 25,000 MW of installed wind capacity accounting for over 7% of the electricity generation in Germany, we are fully aware that grid integration including grid extension is the backbone of Europe's energy future."
Hermann Albers, President BWE
"For the future success of wind energy in Europe it is of utmost importance to push forcefully for speedy grid extension and optimisation. VDMA Power Systems - the German Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association - welcomes the decision to hold the GRIDS 2010 conference in Berlin, right in the centre of Europe where many grids interconnect."
Thorsten Herdan, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems
"Meeting Europe's ambitious renewable energy targets and reducing European emissions will happen provided the role of the grids is considered as being part of the solution - as it is already the case for wind generation. The backbone of Europe's Energy Future is the European transmission system, as it has been the case for the past century. Bringing together these elements of our energy future in GRIDS 2010 is a major step towards a better common understanding of the challenges and issues at stake. ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators, therefore endorses and looks forward to this event with great expectations."
Daniel Dobbeni, President of ENTSO-E
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