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Thursday, 29 September 2016
14:30 - 16:00 Yes in my back yard! Maximising social acceptance
Environmental impacts & social acceptance  

Room: C 2.2

The session will present various measures to support and maximise social acceptance. It will have four presentations: exploring engagement measures with local communities; research into effective involvement; real-life experience of successful approaches to social acceptance; and specific examples and case studies.

Finally, the session will conclude with WISE Power project announcing the winner of the Best Community Project Award for outstanding commitment to local people in a European wind energy project, which the winner will then present.  

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Learning objectives

  • List and explain the most appropriate measures to maximise social acceptance;
  • Identify concerns and issues from local residents;
  • Explain the importance of social acceptances strategies and community engagement.
This session will be chaired by:
Jennifer Ramsay, Project Manager, Local Energy Scotland, United Kingdom

Pia Dorfinger
Senior Project Manager, German Energy Agency - Dena, Germany
Engagement with local communities: interactive measures, case studies and learning practices from real life experiences for onshore wind power  

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Abstract ID: 332 science & research
Uta Schneider
Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research - ISI, Germany
Involving citizens and stakeholders in wind farm development – Social acceptance measures and their effects across Europe

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Abstract ID: 155
Rahel Jones
Project Communication Team Leader, Vattenfall, United Kingdom
Delivering sustainable energy, not just renewable

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Abstract ID: 182
Koen Broess
Project Manager, DNV GL, The Netherlands
Green business models and social acceptance for small and medium sized turbines

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Tobias Natt
Green City Energy, Germany
Award winning project: Community wind farm Südliche Ortenau  

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