Innovations

Interface of the ConSite Wind application

ConSite Wind – Consensus-based siting of onshore wind energy development

ConSite Wind is a Spatial Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis toolbox (S-MCDA) that is useful to build consensus, optimise spatial planning and improve transparent decision-making processes during the planning and licensing phase of wind energy projects. ConSite is designed to perform a combination of modern multi-criteria evaluation and decision analysis techniques for optimal siting of wind-power plants based on ecological, societal and technological criteria. The toolbox has been developed through several earlier and ongoing research projects, but will be made more accessible during 2022-24 as an online application in Google Earth Engine.