Vindkraft i norra Sverige: En studie av vindkraftsetableringar som inte har slutförts
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This report investigates the development of new wind power stations in the north of Sweden from 1999 through 2005, and assesses the reasons why wind power projects often remain uncompleted. This report also documents wind power license applications that were rejected by the county administrative board, cases withdrawn by the applicant, and cases where a license was issued but no wind power station was built, and the reasons for this. Problems encountered in the process of obtaining an environmental license have been analyzed. This study is based on interviews with officials of the county administrative board and establishers of wind power stations, as well as documents regarding in the cases of interest. Suggestions to improve the application process for both the applicant and the officials of the county administrative board have been made.. The interviews show that consultations with concerned parties as well as choice of location are the two most important factors for a successful project. The majority of the cases have been halted by the establisher him/herself due to economical or technical problems, conflicting interests or uncertainty of future law changes and technical developments. The major problems can be found in the early consultations and can be explained either by the establisher’s ignorance or negative feedback concerning the location. Because choice of location is so important, areas suitable for wind power expansion should be carefully determined. The level of applications and granted licenses should be raised due to evolving technique. Co-operation and co-ordination between the environmental regulators and the ground, construction, and planning departments are necessary to simplify the licensing process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
wind power stations, license application, establishers of wind power stations, choice of location, conflicting interests, consultation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32236OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-32236DiVA: diva2:302162
Lundmark, Fredrik, universitetsadjunktHöök, AndersOlofsson, Thomas