The Public Engagement for Energy Infrastructure Task aims to:
- identify common challenges and drivers for effective public engagement for energy infrastructure in relation to social, psychological, technical and institutional aspects
- collect evidence from international case studies about which public engagement approaches are effective or ineffective
- develop best practice guidance for public engagement around energy infrastructure
1 March 2023 – 29 February 2024
Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
The Task is jointly led by the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP) and the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)
For more information on the Task, please contact:
Diana Süsser, Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Bätjer, Renewables Grid Initiative: email@example.com
Andrzej Ceglarz, Renewables Grid Initiative: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The UsersTCP Task Public Engagement in Energy Infrastructure summarises its new report into a 2-page factsheet to allow an easy understanding of the key research results.
The UsersTCP Task Public Engagement in Energy Infrastructure summarises its new report into a slide pack to allow an easy understanding of the key research results.
This report aims to identify common socio-psychological, socio-technical and institutional challenges and drivers for effective public engagement in energy infrastructure, and to explore how barriers can be overcome.
Subtasks & Deliverables
The Task in a nutshell
This Task will focus on public engagement in the context of building renewable energy generation plants (wind turbines, solar systems and biomass) as well as electricity transmission and distribution grids. By reviewing the success of existing approaches, we aim to provide transferable and actionable guidance for future engagement activities done by project developers and public authorities.
Throughout the Task, we will involve stakeholders, specifically in the form of interviews and workshop participation. Based on their inputs as well as a comprehensive literature analysis, we will develop a best practice guide for public participation in energy infrastructure. This will also lead to the provision of policy-relevant insights on effective engagement of the public in energy infrastructure developments – all with the overall aim of improving project acceptability, public support for project developments as well as the speed of the energy transition.