Development of an AI-based geoinformation system for the socially acceptable selection of wind energy potential areas

Theme XXL products
Project title Development of an AI-based geoinformation system for the socially acceptable selection of wind energy potential areas (WindGISKI)
Project duration 01.06.2020 – 31.10.2020
Project website www.z-u-g.org/aufgaben/ki-leuchttuerme/projektuebersicht/windgiski

Artificial intelligence (AI) is able to help finding wind energy potential areas that are accepted by the population.

In many regions of Germany, citizens are committed to opposing the expansion of wind energy. They are concerned about species protection, reject changes to the landscape or fear noise pollution. Such conflicts delay the construction of wind turbines and jeopardize the success of the energy turnaround.

This situation is to be remedied by an AI-based geoinformation system (GIS) that takes into account technical, ecological, social, geographical and economic factors that influence the acceptance of wind turbines. A concept for such a GIS is being developed in the WindGISKI project. The data will be used to estimate the acceptance of the local population for the installation of wind turbines on the respective sites.

Thus, the project contributes to the selection of suitable areas for the erection of wind turbines on a uniform basis and to the early detection of obstacles.

 

Sponsor

The project no. 67KI1003B is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety based on a decision of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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