On 31 May 2023, members of NorthWind’s “Sustainable Wind Development” work package gathered in Trondheim and online for the work package’s annual meeting.
Several parties were also in attendance who were from outside the Centre but could find the results from this work package relevant to or interesting for their own operations.
“Sustainable Wind Development” aims to develop tools and insights for the sustainable development of wind energy in order to create a successful export industry, reduce cost and uncertainty, and resolve environmental and societal conflicts. The work package is led by Rita V. D’Oliveira Bouman (NTNU) and Roel May (NINA).
The meeting was opened by Rita V. D’Oliveira Bouman, who provided a brief introduction to the work package and invited meeting participants to complete an online survey. The answers to these questions would then form the basis of a discussion later on in the meeting on the future of the work package.
Updates for each task associated with this work package were then provided in turn: “The role of Norwegian wind in the sustainable energy transition”, “Environmental impacts and options for environmental design”, and “Public engagement, participation and controversy”. This was followed by a presentation on the innovations that have been developed so far through this work, including AviSite, Consite Wind and SKARV.
Five PhD students then gave short presentations on the research they had conducted so far in connection with this work package, as well as their plans to continue. Each presentation was followed by an opportunity for questions, and there was good engagement from the audience.