IEECP will lead together with the Renewables Grid Initiative the new IEA Users TCP task Public Engagement for Energy Infrastructure which will explore the drivers and barriers to participation in energy infrastructure developments and evaluate successful and failed participation actions to develop an evidence-based best practice guidance to effective engagement.
Public support for energy transition infrastructure will be essential as policy makers look to accelerate renewables permitting, transmission grid upgrades and community-based projects.
The work will assess the value for money/effort of citizens involvement in infrastructure development and allow to discover best practices on public engagement for energy infrastructure and provide evidence of effective participatory action. Such elements are necessary to strengthen the governance aspects and the social acceptance of the FitFor55.
From March 2023 to February 2024, in cooperation with country representatives from United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland and Sweden.
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