"Local impact, global leadership"


Wind energy and aviation (civil and military)

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

When: Thursday, 30 November 2017, 9:30 - 10:45
Where: G107

Session description

There is a significant potential for wind farm development in areas currently in line of sight of radar systems. The aim of this session is to share experience and good practices on the co-existence of aviation and wind energy developments. By sharing best practice on radar, we would like to showcase the technology available today. We would also like to share how successful solutions have been found through proper planning, transparency and, where necessary, technology deployment. Aviation stakeholders are extremely important in the overall consenting processes of wind farms. Therefore, fostering a long-term cross-sectoral dialogue is crucial in order to reach consensus on ongoing and future wind energy developments.

Learning objectives

  1. learn about best practice examples from military and civil aviation
  2. identify the latest technologies available that mitigate the impacts of radars
  3. identify existing safeguarding processes, transpose and adapt them to your country context
  4. learn about the different practices across Europe on aviation lighting and marking

Session chair

Anne Mackenzie
Aviation Manager, Scottish Power Renewables

Keynote speaker

Bart Tommelein
Minister for Growth, Finance and Energy, Flemish Government


Andy Wells
Policy Lead Spectrum and Surveillance Policy, UK Civil Aviation Authority

Lieutenant-Colonel Laurent Lesage
Direction de la sécurité aéronautique d'État , French Ministry of Defence

Kirsten Barnhoorn
Manager, Strategic Partner Management, Eneco

Panel discussion

Mathias Schäkel
Wind Farm Enginering, ENERCON

Michelle Samson
Adviser Corporate Responsibility , Schiphol Airport

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