Heterogeneity in willingness to pay for the location of offshore wind power development: An application of the willingness to pay space model

Jacob Ladenburg*, Maria Skotte

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Abstract

Preferences for developing 3600 MW offshore wind farms in Denmark are estimated based on data from a choice experiment. The variation in willingness to pay for the location of offshore wind power development at 8, 12, 18, or 50 km from shore is analysed as a function of gender, age, education, income, wind turbine viewshed, and beach visits. With a willingness to pay space mixlogit model, we find that willingness to pay varies significantly as a function of the age, income level, viewshed to offshore wind farms, and beach visit frequency of the respondents.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122900
JournalEnergy
Volume241
Number of pages12
ISSN0360-5442
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This paper is written as part of project 1305-00021 B under the Danish Council for Strategic Research and project 0602-00205 B under the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The authors would like to thank Mak Dukan, Technical University of Denmark and two anonymous reviewers for their most valuable comments. Any errors are natural the sole responsibility of the authors.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Authors

Keywords

  • Certainty in choice
  • Choice experiments
  • Heterogeneity
  • Offshore wind farms
  • Socio-demographics
  • Visual costs
  • Willingness to pay space

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