Social acceptance continues to be a key constraint on the development of wind energy projects within participating countries. In the face of the intensifying and dynamic challenge of social acceptance of wind energy in most parts of the world, there is a strong sense among current T28 participants that there is and will continue to be added value from the work of Task 28.
Priority Topics for T28 Phase III (2017-2019)
The value of the Task will come from:
- Ensuring diverse participation from a larger number of countries;
- Agreement of priority topics and work packages;
- Adopting new methods of working based on more proactive involvement of Task participants;
- Greater emphasis on maximizing the value of the Task outputs through engagement of end users.
The complexity of social acceptance means that it is expected to benefit from international collaboration around definable and useful outputs. Outputs should be conceived and executed in a manner that will enhance our understanding of social acceptance while supporting the work of policy-makers, developers and other stakeholders in the global wind industry as they seek to define and build new energy infrastructure at levels consistent with the perceived needs and goals for their respective country. Collaborations further increase country capacity through networking and access to new resources.