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Improved and eNhanced Stakeholders Participation In Reinforcement of Electricity Grid

Objective

The basic assumption of the project is that the difficult public acceptance of Electric Power System (EPS) infrastructures are due to several reasons: i) the lack of trustworthiness in the relationship between Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and the stakeholders and general public; ii) the difficulty in comparing the new EPS infrastructures benefits, which are on a global, with the impacts , which are mostly “local”; iii) the perception of risks, threats and problems for the stakeholders, often neglected or scarcely recognized and understood by TSOs; iv) the lack of tools to facilitate the stakeholders and public participation to decision processes; v) the fragility or the complexity of the participatory processes, with the consequent very low effectiveness. The project idea, therefore, includes:
1. the analysis of the needs, concerns, wants and expectations of the stakeholders and general public
2. the development or adaptation of methodologies to assess impacts and benefits
3. the development of suitable processes for an effective communication and real participation of the stakeholders and general public
4. a series of case studies (taking into account geographical location, size of the infrastructure and stage of completion of the scheme), with a double aim: to give elements to the methodological activities and to allow a proper testing
5. a synthesis of the project results and a series of recommendations about the stakeholders and general public engagement
6. the dissemination of the project results and output
The overarching goal of this proposal is to develop a methodology to manage the consultation in order to engage the stakeholders in the decision making process and to improve support of development of future grid infrastructure. Based on multidisciplinary approach, it is proposed to design and develop a European good practice guide lead by experts in the field of development of grid infrastructure, environmental and social acceptance issues.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/electric energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 551 664
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)

Participants (9)

RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE
France
EU contribution
€ 244 387
Address
Immeuble Window - 7C Place Du Dome
92073 Paris La Defense Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amélie Lafragette (Mrs.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 257 011
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anthony Patt (Prof.)
POLIEDRA-CENTRO DI SERVIZIO E CONSULENZA DEL POLITECNICO DI MILANO SUPIANIFICAZIONE AMBIENTALE E TERRITORIALE CONSORZIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 326 880
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Atzeni (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 247 280
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Thepenier (Mrs.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 439 724
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonella Battaglini (Ms.)
RENEWABLES GRID GUG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 686
Address
Haydnstrasse 1
12203 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Antina Sander (Mrs.)
IZES GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 506
Address
Altenkesseler Strasse 17
66115 Saarbruecken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Hildebrand (Mr.)
STATNETT SF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 109 288
Address
Po Box 5192
N-0302 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irene Meldal (Mrs.)
NATIONAL GRID ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 408
Address
The Strand 1-3
WC2N 5EH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Swanson (Mr.)