As European electricity markets grind on towards liberalisation, wind power generators are getting a taste of the freedom which lies ahead. Access to the grid for small independents in Germany looks as if it could be achieved as a spin-off to the liberalisation process. Meanwhile in Denmark, wind turbine owners are recognising that strength in numbers will give them a lucrative role as traders of green power credits to utilities obliged to meet national quotas. Much of this future depends on the EU renewables Directive. But so far it is not on the fast track of the German presidency's agenda.