Public acceptance of wind farm development: Developer practices and review of scientific literature: Wind2050 WP3 Deliverable 1

Tom Cronin, Bonnie Ram, Jim Gannon, Niels-Erik Clausen, Christian Thuesen, Esmir Maslesa, Melanie Kreye, Joana Geraldi

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This report is the first deliverable of Work Package 3 of the Wind2050 project. The Wind2050 project is about the public perception of wind power in Denmark, its role in the planning and development of wind farms and, ultimately, the meaning it has for reaching the Danish government’s targets for wind power in 2050. Work Package 3 looks specifically at how private developers handle the public’s perception of wind power and what it means for their projects. This report firstly outlines the common stages found in wind farm development and then discusses what manner of interaction the developer commonly has with the public at each stage. The report then shifts focus to what scientific literature says about two important topics in this realm: public risk perception and the NIMBY concept. Finally, the report concludes with suggested topics for research questions and highlights the next steps necessary for WP3 to take.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDTU Wind Energy
Number of pages53
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-92896-91-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
SeriesDTU Wind Energy E


  • DTU Wind Energy E-0051
  • DTU Wind Energy E-51


Wind 2050: Controversies on wind power Wind2050

Kreye, M.


Project: Research

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