Onshore wind power – changes in the licensing system

Last updated: 23 March 2022

To consolidate a framework for the long term development of onshore wind power, the Norwegian government proposed to restrict the wind power license process to avoid unreasonable negative consequences for the environment and any local interest. 


Key amendments in the onshore wind power licensing process include:


- improved regional and local engagement

- tightened deadlines

- clearer restrictions at an earlier stage of the license process to provide early rejection for wind turbines

- more emphasis on the environment protection

- better coordination with production and network

- better cooperation with government agencies

- better impact assessment 

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