The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to capacity
building and increased understanding of the importance of wind power
and other renewable energy sources among strategic organisations
in the participants´ home countries.
The programme is primarily intended for decision makers, planners, trainers,managers and specialists in a position to initiate and implement changes within the energy sector in their country. Candidates representing government organisations, private companies or NGOs at national or local level are welcome to apply.
The countries invited with first priority to this programme are: Botswana, Mocambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Ukraine and Moldova. However the programme is also open for other countries with potential for and a wish to develop wind power.
A central component of the programme is the participant´s own Change Project addressing a relevant problem within the scope of the programme.
The Change Project should be something the participant and his/her organization want to implementduring the period of the programme
The programme is divided into five interlinked modules:
1. Sustainable Energy Systems
The module covers central issues for the establishment of a smart and sustainable electric system and introduces various renewable energy sources and their environmental impact,costs etc.
2. Wind Power - Basic Knowledge
The module will in detail present methods of central importance in developing wind power plants such as wind measurement, localisation and design, demands on the infrastructure and the electric grid etc.
3. Planning and Decision Making Processes for Establishing Wind Power Plants
The module covers areas as environmental impact analysis, stakeholder participation and other key areas for efficient planning and decision making.
4. Management, Organisation and Economy of Wind Power Plants
The module includes issues as taxes and tariffs, regulations, various organisation models for managing a wind power plant, etc.
5. Change Project and Processes of Change
The Change Project plays a central role in the programme and in this module methods such as project management and networking to support a process of change will be introduced.