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REWIND - regional planning for wind power

Project leader: Ulla Mörtberg

Project participants: Vincent Wretling, Deepa Manolan Kandy, Anna Kuhlefelt, Berit Balfors

Funding: The project is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and supported by StandUp for Energy

Project period: 2018-2022

Project description

In order to reach the Swedish goals for wind power, it is necessary to find good sites for development. In order to coordinate different data, competences and actors, the planning of wind power needs to be developed on a regional level. In the project, wind power plans and legal judgments regarding wind power will be collected and analysed, in order to map which factors were considered and how they were treated, which tradeoffs were made, and problems and opportunities for planning in the future. From the results, scenarios will be created for different view that emerged, for which a consequence analysis will be performed using GIS-based multicriteria analysis, for a selected region. Interviews and workshops with relevant actors will be performed to discuss arrangements and preliminary results. The results will be used for formulation of problems and development opportunities, which is expected to contribute to the development of a more coordinated wind power planning on regional level.


  • Workshop 17 June 2019: Wind power governance" held at Uppsala University Campus Gotland, Visby
  • Seminar 21 March 2019: At the crossroads - wind energy for Germany - lessons for Sweden  with Professor Johann Köppel, TU-Berlin
  • Workshop 15 February 2019: "Sweden-Germany wind power planning and governance" held at Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany



Manolan Kandy, D., Kuhlefelt, A., Wretling, V., Balfors, B., Mörtberg, U. 2022. Linking multi-criteria approaches to spatial planning for wind energy development in two case studies in Sweden . Oral presentation at the Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts (CWW) 4-8 April 2022 in Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

2021 Mörtberg, U., Manolan Kandy, D., Wretling, V., Kuhlefelt, A., Balfors, B., 2021. REWIND-GIS – Integrating biodiversity issues in wind power planning . International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) 2021 Conference and Virtual Event 18-21 May 2021, see video .
2020 Wretling, V., Balfors, B., Gunnarsson-Östling, U., Hörnberg, C., Mörtberg, U. 2020. The (lacking) role of SEA within local energy and climate planning - pathways forward . Advances in European SEA and strategic planning, 9-11 September 2020, Tallinn Forum, online:
2019 Mörtberg, U., Manolan Kandy, D., Wretling, V., Balfors, B. 2019. Wind power planning with a multicriteria approach - integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services in the REWIND-GIS tool . Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts (CWW) 27-30 August 2019 in Stirling, Scotland.
2019 Mörtberg, U., Manolan Kandy, D., 2019. Wind power planning with a multicriteria approach - integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Wind-GIS tool in Västernorrland, Sweden . Presentation at the 10th IALE World Congress "Nature and society facting the Anthropocene - challenges and perspectives for landscape ecology", 1-5 July 2019, Milan, Italy, page 169 in Book of Abstracts.
2019 Mörtberg, U., Wretling, V., Manolan Kandy, D., Balfors, B., 2019. Regional planning for wind power . Poster presented at StandUp Academy 16 May 2019, Stockholm.