Syllabus for Planning for Wind Energy

Planering för vindkraft


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1GV149
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2018-03-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-10-12
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or social sciences. Also required is participation in Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • analyse rules, regulations and permission practice related to wind energy development
  • account for environmental impacts of wind energy utilisation, opposing interests and acceptance of wind power projects
  • account for and analyse financial incentives related to wind power projects
  • evaluate social relevance and ethical consideration in wind power development
  • design and execute a consultation meeting based on current research findings and industry experience for a wind farm
account for and draw conclusions of fundamental theory in spatial planning for wind energy development


The course covers theory and application of spatial planning for wind energy development and wind power projects. Local, regional and national regulations connected to permitting processes are studied. The importance of good communication and acceptance among all stakeholders are practiced in a role play. Financial incentives and environmental considerations are evaluated for their potential effects on the execution of a wind power project. A role play of a consultation meeting for a proposed wind farm will be conducted as well as evaluation of social relevance and ethical considerations of wind power development.


Lectures, seminars, role playand group work.


Written hand-in assignments, seminars, role play and oral presentation (3 credits). Oral examination (2 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1GV141.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Learning from wind power : Governance, societal and policy perspectives on sustainable energy Szarka, Joseph.; Cowell, Richard.; Ellis, Geraint.; Strachan, Peter A.; Warren, Charles.

    Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

    Find in the library


  • Perrow, Martin R. Wildlife and wind farms, conflicts and solutions : Volume 1 Onshore: Potential Effects

    Exeter: Pelagic Publishing, 2017

    Find in the library


  • Perrow, Martin R. Wildlife and wind farms, conflicts and solutions : Volume 2 Onshore: Monitoring and Mitigation

    Pelagic Publishing, 2017

    Find in the library


Supplementary literature will be available at course start of about 100 pages.

Last modified: 2022-04-26