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Title: Promotion of wind energy in isolated energy systems: The case of the Orites wind farm
Authors: Fokaides, Paris A. 
Miltiadous, Irene Chrysovalanto 
Neophytou, Marina K A 
Spyridou, Lia Paschalia 
Keywords: Apparent YIMBY;NIMBY;Wind farm
Category: Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Source: Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2014, Pages 477-488
DOI: 10.1007/s10098-013-0642-2
Abstract: With the establishment of the first wind farm on the island, Cyprus has made progress to satisfy the European Union's 2020 renewable energy targets. Operational since September 2010, the 174 M€ Orites wind farm is currently the largest wind project in the Mediterranean region. In this article, the main characteristics of the project with regard to Cyprus's national action plan for the promotion of renewable energy sources are presented. The socio-economic impacts of the project and its feasibility in the context of an isolated energy system are also examined. The results of a public survey to identify the attitudes of surrounding households and neighbouring cities towards the wind farm are presented. The assessment was based on face-to-face interviews conducted with 50 households from the surrounding communities and 100 interviewees from neighbouring cities. According to the survey, the public opinion on the wind farm was generally positive, and the majority of the respondents considered the wind farm to be acceptable as of no considerable environmental impact.
ISSN: 1618954X
Rights: © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Type: Article
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