Energy transformation in the village of Ten Boer
We are regularly involved in renewable energy projects. For example the project in Ten Boer. Ten Boer aims to replace its usage of natural gas by renewable energy and is working towards this in an open planning process.
Ten Boer wanted to inform its residents and to get their opinion about wind and solar energy. And they needed quantitative data about in a short period of time.
For this purpose, we have created a Stakeholder Engagement Platform (in short: SEP). This platform shows images of the living environment, combined with an explanation of the project, and requests the opinion of residents.
Stakeholder engagement platform
The energy objective of Ten Boer is explained on the platform. The images are taken from Windplanner, our web application for planning and visualizing wind and solar parks. With the help of several maplayers (such as residential areas, noise restrictions etc), the potential locations were clarified. Based on this information, potential scenarios were shown in panoramic photos, so that residents could get a realistic understanding.
The visitors were asked to complete a questionnaire. They could give their opinion on wind- and solar energy, and they could suggest potential locations.
This map shows the residential areas in Ten Boer (red) and the noise restrictions (blue), and the preliminary suggested locations of turbines (yellow):