Klaus-Dieter Borchardt has a clear vision when it comes to our future energy mix. He believes that gas will form an important part of that mix, but particularly as an efficient back-up for the ever...Read the interview
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt has a clear vision when it comes to our future energy mix. He believes that gas will form an important part of that mix, but particularly as an efficient back-up for the ever larger share of sustainable energy sources and in the transport sector.
‘I see a beautiful future for the European energy market. I am committed to an internal energy market with well-functioning trade regulations, efficient infrastructure networks for gas and electricity, and non-discriminatory accessibility for all parties. A well-functioning internal energy market attracts investment, helps to successfully combat the energy crisis, is a driving force behind growth, jobs and security of energy supply, and brings the European climate and energy targets within reach.
Gas will form an important part of our future energy mix” evt. Aanvulling: as an efficient back-up for the ever larger share of sustainable energy sources.
My current efforts focus on opening up the gas market and enabling free gas trading in the 28 countries of the European Union. In 30 years’ time, we will have an extremely dense, robust and well-developed gas infrastructure at our disposal. Infrastructure companies should collaborate more across borders, including with distribution network operators, particularly to facilitate a free flow of gas molecules throughout Europe. In crisis situations they should be able to fall back on a much larger array of tools in order to be able to manage gas flows better in times of crisis, including on the demand side – in a coordinated manner and on regional or even European level.
Infrastructure companies such as Gasunie are essential, not only for setting up the European internal energy market, but also for developing, maintaining and managing the infrastructure. I think that in the future we will see a further concentration of infrastructure, which will result in an even stronger position for companies such as Gasunie.’