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Multicriteria analysis of the technical, environmental and social factors triggering the PIMBY principle for Wind technologies

Objective

WENDY aims at unravelling the factors triggering social acceptance of wind farms through an in-depth analysis at three dimensions: social sciences and humanities, environmental sciences and technological engineering.
For that, the project will implement a series of local actions promoting the wider adoption of the project solutions, including guidelines, reports and handbooks which will be created to boost the understanding of wind farms decision making processes and enhance energy citizenship. This will be supported by the spatial multi-criteria WENDY toolbox. A tool able to identify the optimal turbines’ siting with the minimum environmental impact and highest social acceptance likelihood.
All developed models, methods, guidelines and tools will be implemented within 10 wind projects spread across 4 countries. These have been selected considering: geography (north vs. south Europe), maturity stage (viability phase / planning phase / short-term operation phase / long-term operation phase); type of wind energy (onshore / offshore – floating, fixed-); and co-existence with other activities (agriculture, fisheries, energy communities).
In these locations, outreach activities tailored to their specificities will be performed, creating the WENDY Knowledge Hubs which will incorporate citizens, local authorities, business owners and value chain actors of wind energy. WENDY Hubs will serve as a baseline for the WENDY Knowledge Exchange Platform, a forum that will be developed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between decision makers and key stakeholders within wind farms planning processes.
For a successful implementation of the project activities, all the value chain and the best-in-class expertise is involved in the project consortium including 9 partners from 6 European countries: 1 Large Company (EGP), 2 SMEs (WR, Q-PLAN), 1 University (CBS), 2 RTO (CIRCE, NINA), 1 Energy Community (MEC), 2 Non-profit organisations and associations (NOWC, APPA).

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Net EU contribution
€ 604 375,00
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3d
50018 Zaragoza
Spain

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

WHITE RESEARCH SRL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Avenue De La Toison D'or 67
1060 Saint Gilles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 400 000,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 414 375,00
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MARIN ENERGI TESTSENTER AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 218 125,00
Address
Helganesvegen 41
4299 Avaldsnes

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Rogaland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ENERGEIAKI KOINOTITA ANATOLIKIS KRITIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
El Venizelou 183
703 00 Arkalochori

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 280 000,00
Address
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS DE ENERGIAS RENOVABLES - APPA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 192 812,50
Address
Calle Doctor Castelo 10 3
28009 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 290 000,00
Address
11 El Venizelou Str
551 33 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00