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Winning social acceptance for wind energy in wind energy scarce regions

Objective

The overall objective of WinWind is to enhance the socially inclusive and environmentally sound market uptake of wind energy by increasing its social acceptance in 'wind energy scarce regions' (WESR). The specific objectives are: screening, analysing, discussing, replicating, testing & disseminating feasible solutions for increasing social acceptance and thereby the uptake of wind energy. The proposal considers from a multidisciplinary perspective the case of WESR in DE, ES, IT, LV, PL and NO. These selected countries represent a variety of realities ranging from large (but with WESR) to very scarce wind energy penetration. WinWind analyses regional and local communities´ specificities, socioeconomic, spatial & environmental characteristics and the reasons for slow market deployment in the selected target regions. Best practices to overcome the identified obstacles are assessed and – where feasible – transferred. The operational tasks are taken up by national/regional desks consisting of the project partners, market actors and stakeholders in each country.
The project´s objectives will be reached by: i) analysing the inhibiting and driving factors for acceptance, ii) developing a taxonomy of barriers to identify similarities and differences in development patterns , iii) carrying out stakeholder dialogues in all participating regions, iv) developing acceptance-promoting measures that are transferable to specific local, regional and national contexts, and v) transferring feasible best practice solutions via learning labs. WinWind develops concrete solutions. The activities focus on novel informal/voluntary procedural participation of communities, direct and indirect financial participation & benefit sharing. Finally, policy lessons with validity across Europe are drawn and recommendations proposed. Already 62 stakeholders and market actors provided letters of support showing their commitment in supporting the WindWind activities and in implementing useful results.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 533 962,50

Participants (11)

SEECON INGENIEURE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 136 875
Address
Hortensienstrasse 29
12203 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 187,50
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOAZIONI SNC ARCHITETTI BASTIANI M. E VENERUCCI V.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 250
Address
Via Beniamino Ubaldi Centro Direzionale Prato Int 39
06024 Gubbio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIZIKALAS ENERGETIKAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 100 062,50
Address
Krivu 11
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
VIDES INVESTICIJU FONDS SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 127 250
Address
Eksporta Iela 5
1010 Riga
Activity type
Other
CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 302 937,50
Address
Gaustadallèen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES VASSDRAGS- OG ENERGIDIREKTORAT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 14 000
Address
Middelthunsgate Gate 29
0368 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KRAJOWA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 103 937,50
Address
Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79
00 697 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECORYS ESPANA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 500
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 140, Planta 13
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION CANARIA DE ENERGIAS RENOVABLES, ACER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Rambla De Santa Cruz 37
38006 Santa Cruz De Tenerife
Activity type
Other
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 500
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other