The Ordice on grants for local authority land use planning for wind power came into force in May 2007. The purpose of the grant was to create methodical preparedness to support the expansion of wind power among local authorities and municipalities. A total of 2012 municipalities and 13 county administrative boards applied for the grants and worked with developing land use planning outlines/schedules for wind power.
Out of the SEK 110 million allocated for this measure, almost SEK 84 million have been disbursed. The grants have been of importance in order to initiate, stimulate and develop the planning schedules among local authorities.