European utilities have been involved in wind energy in various projects for differing periods of time. Political demand and technical development of cost-effective larger turbines will increase the interest of utilities in effective planning procedures for wind energy turbines and wind farms. The aim of the project is to reach conclusions about the handling of implementation and permission procedures for wind power in European countries. The result of the project should be a first draft issue of a hand-book on the various steps which have to be taken to obtain acceptance and permission for utility wind power projects on a commercial scale.
European utilities have been involved in wind energy to a different number of projects and for a different duration of time. Political demands and technical development towards cost-effective larger turbines will increase the utilities' interest in effective planning procedures for wind energy turbines and wind farms.
The way of getting permission differ alot from project to project and between different countries. In some cases there have been great difficulties to receive an acceptance for wind energy projects. Time schedules risk to be prolonged and project costs accelerate. Increased emphasis in co-ordination between European utilities, which have gained significant experience in trying to get acceptance and legal permission for wind energy converters and farms, can minimize duplication of work in the development of methods and tools in siting of windfarms. The joint project will be accomplished in two phases. Phase A will contain descriptions of the existing procedures and experiences from the countries and Phase B will try to find conclusions and recommendations for an effective way of reaching acceptance and permission when future wind power projects shall be sited.
The result from the project should be a first draft issue of a hand-book for the different steps that have to be taken on the way to acceptance and permission for utility wind power projects of commercial scale.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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