277 Wind Power Development and Use

Part 1: November 2010/January 2011
Part 2: March/April 2011
Part 3: October/November 2011
Part 1: Africa/Asia
Part 2: Karlstad, Stockholm and Falkenberg,Sweden
Part 3: Africa/Asia
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
July 15, 2010


Swedish knowledge about the use of renewable energy sources such as wind power is based on a long experience of design and construction, operation and maintenance, asset management and manufacturing of equipment for the energy sector. Sweden also has extensive experience of using various policy measures in order to promote sustainable energy and reduce impact of energy use on the environment.

Wind power plays an important role in the Swedish strategy for building a society based on sustainable energy. The plans are to produce 30 TWh by 2020 which is more than 30 times the current production. In Sweden wind power plants are constructed and operated not only by the big power utilities but also by private persons, communities and associations, as well as companies and organisations. Besides, Swedish universities and research institutes are active in the development of the wind power sector.

Sida has commissioned LIFE Academy to carry out this advanced training programme on Wind Power Development and Use. The programme will be implemented in cooperation with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Favonius, a regional public wind power company.


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.

Target Group

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.

Target regions:

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.


 Change Project 

 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.




LIFE Academy


Bo Gillgren


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SE-652 62 Karlstad


+46 54 18 75 15



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