Best practice analysis to improve acceptance of wind farms in South Korea

Germany’s 20 year long energy transition experience holds valuable lessons learned, recipes for success, but also mistakes to avoid for other countries. Germany had the third largest installed capacity of onshore wind turbines and the second largest installed capacity of offshore wind turbines in 2019. While many factors contribute to such impressive expansion numbers, community acceptance of new wind turbines certainly ranks very high among them.

On behalf of the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), adelphi writes a research study on "Germany’s policy practices for improving local acceptance of onshore and offshore wind farms". The main objective of the study is to explore the best solutions for improving local acceptance of onshore and offshore wind farms in South Korea by benchmarking Germany’s policy practice and experiences with local acceptance of wind farms.

As part of the study, adelphi will complete eight to ten case studies on specific wind energy projects in Germany from which significant lessons learned can be drawn. The data for these studies will be collected through interviews, which adelphi will conduct with developers, planners, community representatives and/or local politicians. The study will conclude with listing anticipated problems or issues in adopting approaches or lessons learned from Germany for South Korea and will suggest policies for improving local acceptance of onshore and offshore wind farms in South Korea.