WindEurope Aviation Platform
The European wind industry wants to give a clear sign to policy makers, international organisations, the public, and both civil and military institutions on our willingness to establish a stable work stream with aviation stakeholders.
The TF Aviation fosters collaboration and offers a platform in which stakeholders can gather and work to overcome the challenges for both wind energy and aviation sectors, allowing them to co-exist at the national level and develop close harmonisation across Europe. This includes sharing of best practices and providing support to national and international governmental institutions on the most relevant topics today.
The TF covers the following specific topics:
- Aviation surveillance technology:
- Promotes mitigation principles in order to allow wind farms and aviation to co-exist;
- Fosters a collaborative and strategic approach between Governments and wind energy stakeholders;
- Gathers knowledge on the best examples of appropriate radar impact assessment to solve spatial competition.
- Aviation Lighting and Marking:
- Promotes harmonisation of aviation lighting and marking rules across EU Member States;
- Fosters a collaborative and strategic approach, particularly supporting North Sea Energy Cooperation activities;
- Coordinates governments and offers a platform to share the latest technological and legislative framework developments.
- Windfarm consenting and defense activities:
- Promote dialogue between military and wind energy stakeholders;
- Investigate the main issues in different Member States regarding the interference of low-flight and training zones for military activities;
- Collaborate with Civil Aviation Authorities to improve assessment tools and mitigation measures for the interference of wind energy on radio technologies (VOR – DVOR).
Join us at Conference & Exhibition 2017!
WindEurope and RenewableUK are jointly organising the second edition of the “Wind Farm and Aviation” workshop. The aim of the workshop is to share experience and good practices on the co-existence of aviation and wind farms.
A significant number of wind farms face objections from aviation stakeholders. By sharing best practice, we would like to showcase and to share how successful solutions have been found through proper planning, transparency and, when necessary, strategies and technology.
The specific issues we would like to cover at the workshop are:
- Best practice on latest available technology for radar and lighting,
- Understanding the different Member State requirements and analyse the potential for harmonisation to reduce project costs
- Creating well-established and transparent mitigation processes to deal with aviation objections with the aim of improving the wind farm consenting processes
Please register HERE to attend this event.
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