"Local impact, global leadership"


Engaging local communities

Environmental impacts, social acceptance & spatial planning on land and at sea

When: Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 11:30 - 12:45
Where: G107

Session description

Each wind farm site may be unique but join us sharing successful examples on how to build large wind farms with full support from the local communities. The session will bring experience from finalized projects onshore in Portugal, a large project in Netherlands as well as first learnings from a recently initiated offshore project. In addition, we will have a panel discussion where we welcome your interaction, moderated by Garry Keagan, coordinator of IEA Task 28 on social acceptance bringing forward Irish experience.

Learning objectives

  1. Learn how to maximise local benefits by local partnerships
  2. Get inspired and learn about critical issues for society support of offshore wind energy
  3. How to develop a large 320 MW community owned wind farm?
  4. Learn about the Handbook of risk assessment to be used when building wind farms near infrastructure
  5. Learn about stakeholder engagement in Italian schools

Session chairs

Garry Keegan
Operating Agent, IEA Task 28

Niels-Erik Clausen
Associate professor, DTU Wind Energy


A partnership agreement with municipalities and local communities for the implementation of a large wind farm in Portugal – what did we learn from it?

José Miguel Oliveira
Project Director, Empreendimentos Eólicos do Vale do Minho, SA

How to be proud on North Sea windpower? the Social Lab North Sea Energy approach

Frans A van der Loo
Programma manager, TKI Wind op zee

Repowering Europe as a community

Siward Zomer
Project manager, REScoopNL

Vai col Vento - Engaging younger generations in the green transition

Simon Steen Moeller
International Relations, ERG Spa

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