Stakeholder participation in the development of the electricity grid: the INSPIRE-Grid project

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DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13103.18081
2018 CIGRE Poster Session, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.13103.18081
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Abstract
The poster summarise the most important results obtained by the INSPIRE-Grid project, aimed at increasing the stakeholders’ engagement in grid expansion projects and better managing conflicts.
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Stakeholder participation in the development of the electricity
grid: the INSPIRE-Grid project
S. MARAN1, J. HILDEBRAND2, L. SPÄTH3, A. LUÈ4, A. CEGLARZ5
1Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico RSE SpA, 2IZES, Germany, 3ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 4Poliedra Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 5Potsdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research (PIK), Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
Motivation
Modernization of the electricity infrastructure is needed
for the European energy market as well as the integration
of renewables.
Grid expansion in EU is a complex and time-consuming
matter and public opposition is one of the determinants
The aim of study was to increase the stakeholders
engagement in grid expansion projects, to better manage
conflicts, and to speed up the permitting processes
Method/Approach
Interdisciplinary approach
Social sciences
Technical disciplines
Ten partners form six EU countries
Methods to facilitate decision-making were combined
with engagement tools
Tests with stakeholders from grid development project
case studies.
Objects of Investigation
Analysis of the needs, concerns, wants and expectations
of the stakeholders
Identification of the existing best practices for the
stakeholders’ engagement
Customisation of methodologies for assessing and
comparing impacts and benefits
Experimental setup &
test results
LCA, MCA Web GIS developments
Stakeholders’ analysis
Three case studies consisting of real
projects and several validation focus
groups
Discussion
Justice: a key element for stakeholders’ engagement
The importance of trust
Participatory decision-making methods, their usability and
limitations
Difficulty in implementing innovative approaches in the
present planning and permitting procedures
Study Committee C1
System development and economics
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Conclusion
Early, fair and trustworthy involvement of stakeholders
can increase acceptance
Clear communication on what is to be decided and a
careful selection of stakeholder engagement methods
Using participatory decision-making methods to generate
more inclusive decisions
Linking of the planning process in an energy transition
context
www.inspire-grid.eu
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INSPIRE-Grid website
Analysis of stakeholders concerns and
needs
The stakeholders’ map is the outcome of a detailed
stakeholder analysis
It provides a general view of concerns and needs within
the context of the grid extension as well as the possibility
to compare concerns and needs of various stakeholders
It can be accessed and navigated from the website
Multicriteria Analysis
It allows/requires the engagement of stakeholders
It provides a clear structure
It allows the stakeholders to express their value system
MCA may highlight the are more/less conflictual
alternatives and possible margins of negotiations
Life Cycle Assessment
It helps to evaluate the need for grid extension by
calculating global impacts
Simplifications are necessary for the communication to a
non-specialist audience
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System development and economics
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Participatory Web GIS
Collecting comments and documentation related to a
specific location from stakeholders
Elicitation of people preferences about the landmarks to
be protected and computation of an interference
indicator
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Functional dynamic model for
stakeholder engagement
A guide to tool selection for stakeholders’ engagement
Conclusion
Early, fair and trustworthy involvement of stakeholders
can increase acceptance
Clear communication on what is to be decided and a
careful selection of stakeholder engagement methods
Using participatory decision-making methods to generate
more inclusive decisions
Linking of the planning process in an energy transition
context
The attitude towards new power lines
Main factors determining different attitudes
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System development and economics
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Synthesis, recommendations, and other
dissemination resources
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