DATABASE OF GOOD PARTICIPATORY PRACTICES AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS IN ON- AND OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS

Authors: Inês Campos and Flávio Oliveira

This deliverable reports on the development of a database of participatory practices and social innovations, in the context of onshore and offshore wind energy developments, through a systematic review of 570 documents. The key concepts for structuring the database are presented, based on current research into participation and social innovation in the context of the energy transition. The methodology for developing the database is detailed. The database structure is explained and key descriptive statistics on the findings are reported. A set of good participatory practices is identified, as well as examples of practices by social innovation initiatives (e.g., wind energy cooperatives, wind energy community funds), and insights into how to classify practices in terms of the level of participation, the subjects and objects involved in the process, opportunities and timings for participation, and the social, environmental, and economic impacts of wind energy projects. Thus, the deliverable presents the database of wind energy participatory practices, including the data sources, concepts and methodology applied. The work concludes with proposals for key avenues for future research.