This summer RenewableUK and partners will hold a series of FREE Onshore Wind Seminars across the UK. These events will be held exclusively for local authority planners, councillors and representatives from statutory agencies and local interest groups. These events are designed to inform participants about the key drivers and benefits of onshore wind development.
In 2012 the seminars will be structured in four parts:
1. Morning session 1: A series of presentations covering the economic and social drivers for wind energy and the local benefits of wind energy.
2. Morning session 2: Case studies looking at the life cycle of two projects of different scales.
3. Lunch: A visit to a local wind farm for attendees to see first hand an operational wind farm and allow them to learn more about the operational aspects of the technology from site managers.
4. Afternoon session: A workshop exploring the development process from a range of perspectives balancing the various economic, social and environmental issues facing developers, decision makers, consultees and other stakeholders in developing wind projects.