• Facultade de Económicas

    Universidade de Vigo

  • observatorio.eolico@uvigo.gal

    986-812512

Presentation

The Galician Wind Observatory (GWO) is a tool for research, information, assessment and consultation created for all individuals, companies and groups interested in wind energy in Galicia. The GWO stemmed from the collaboration between the Juana de Vega Foundation, the Isla Couto Foundation and the University of Vigo. The collaboration was sealed in a Convention signed by Joaquín Reigosa, Rector of the University of Vigo; Manuel Meixide, president of the Isla Couto Foundation; and Enrique Sáez, president of the Juana de Vega Foundation.

The observatory is led by the Research Group on Ecological Economics, Agroecology and History. It aims to conduct research on the wind sector in Galicia to transfer knowledge among participating agents, favor the transparency of Wind farm land occupation processes and reveal the positive impacts of wind power on the rural world.

The GWO is open to your consultations, questions or doubts through the contact form.

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Alliance between parties

The Galician Wind Observatory is born from the collaboration between the University of Vigo, the Juana de Vega Foundation and the Isla Couto Foundation. This is an initiative that promotes cooperation between the public and the private sector. It establishes synergies among different Entities to achieve common goals associated to the rural world.

The GWO creation process is reflected in a Convention signed by Joaquín Reigosa, Rector of the University of Vigo; Manuel Meixide, president of the Isla Couto Foundation; and Enrique Sáez, president of the Juana de Vega Foundation.

GWO is led by the Research Group on Ecological Economics, Agroecology and History at the University of Vigo that has been studying the processes related to wind farms in the rural Galician world for over 10 years.

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ALLIANCE BETWEEN PARTIES

The Galician Wind Observatory is born from the collaboration between the University of Vigo, the Juana de Vega Foundation and the Isla Couto Foundation. This is an initiative that promotes cooperation between the public and the private sector. It establishes synergies among different Entities to achieve common goals associated to the rural world.

The GWO creation process is reflected in a Convention signed by Joaquín Reigosa, Rector of the University of Vigo; Manuel Meixide, president of the Isla Couto Foundation; and Enrique Sáez, president of the Juana de Vega Foundation.

institutional analyses on wind energy, the observatory will provide free counsel/assessment to rural agents in wind farm negotiation processes as a mechanism for strengthening the position of the rural agent and favoring increased income derived from wind power in rural areas.

Objectives

The GALICIA WIND OBSERVATORY will develop actions aimed at promoting the transfer of quantitative and qualitative information among participating agents to favor the transparency of wind farm land occupation processes and reveal their positive impacts on the rural world. Complementarily, it may propose territorial regulatory changes as well as changes in energy planning.

In addition to serving as a repository of legal, economic and environmental information on wind farms and conducting studies and socio-economic and institutional analyses on wind energy, the observatory will provide free counsel/assessment to rural agents in wind farm negotiation processes as a mechanism for strengthening the position of the rural agent and favoring increased income derived from wind power in rural areas.

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Means

GWO has the capacity, knowledge and experience in the wind sector of the Research Group on Ecological Economics, Agroecology and History at the University of Vigo with its over 10 years of study on rural Galician wind farm processes throughout which it has counseled wind farm owners. In this sense, the contact network of GIEEAH, the Juana de Vega Foundation and the Isla Couto Foundation favor the dissemination of the Observatory and all of its related activities. GWO, specifically located at UVigo’s Faculty of Economics and Business on the Lagoas-Marcosende Campus, has the physical resources supplied by this Faculty and the University itself.

A nosa historia

  • 10 January 2019

    10 January 2019 Creation of the GWO agreed upon the signing of the Agreement by Joaquín Reigosa, Rector of the University of Vigo; Manuel Meixide, president of the Isla Couto Foundation; and Enrique Sáez, president of the Juana de Vega Foundation.
  • 19 February 2019

    19 February 2019 Participation of the GWO in an Informative Meeting organized by a group of affected individuals in Coristanco.
  • 6 April 2019

    Participation of the GWO in a day with the press about wind farms and Communal Forest (Comunidades de Montes) in Cerdedo.
  • 6 May 2019

    First Meeting of the Galician Wind Observatory Advisory Committee at the Faculty of Economics of UVigo.

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