The PAC Consortium is collecting international experiences on collaborative infrastructure planning. These approaches should be transparent, multi-stakeholder with an ambition to reach low-carbon targets relevant to the region. The methods used by the project to engage civil society in this process are a work in progress.
The PAC Consortium is looking to engage with global experts to exchange ideas on how to make energy scenario development and infrastructure planning accessible to a broader group of stakeholders. The overarching goal is growing and fostering renewables-based energy systems that are compatible with the Paris agreement.
Civil society could play an inﬂuential and necessary role in these grid planning processes, however there are currently few examples of effective and comprehensive citizen engagement.
In most cases, governments and large energy companies exclusively manage the process and stakeholder engagement of civil society in power grid planning is either limited or does not exist. Involvement of civil society in the development of grid planning is crucial, as these actors ensure that climate, environmental and societal constraints and interests are represented in different parts of the planning process.
This report, Citizen Power for Grids, seeks to shed light on the organisation of various grid planning processes in selected countries. The five case studies offer diverse examples in Australia, Chile, Europe, Japan and Vietnam from which lessons can be drawn.
Are you based outside the EU? How does energy infrastructure planning work in your country?
Is there a multi-stakeholder aspect?
How could the experiences from the PAC project be useful in your own context?
How could the PAC Consortium support the development of similar activities in your context?
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