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Jullier, Joshu
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Patt, Anthony
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Späth, Leonhard
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2018-02-14T06:38:22Z
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2018-02-13T17:20:30Z
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2018-02-14T06:38:22Z
dc.date.issued
2016-05-17
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/240496
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-b-000240496
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Grid expansion is necessary to reach the European and Swiss renewable energy and emission reduction targets, but project delays are a big problem. One major reason for the delays is the lack of acceptance for power line projects. We ask therefore the following overarching research question in the context of Switzerland: What factors influence the acceptance of affected stakeholders? Among these factors, the question about the disclosure of the need for grid expansion is highly relevant. To measure the effect of the disclosure of need for grid expansion more in detail, we used quantitative (surveys with experimental and case setting) and qualitative approaches (semi structured interviews). Data from semi structured interviews have been coded to evaluate the importance of the disclosure of need on the acceptance and other acceptance influencing factors. Our results suggest that the disclosure of need for grid expansion significantly increases the understanding and the acceptance for the grid plan and for a particular line project. Besides the disclosure of need for grid expansion, the main issues related to stakeholder opposition to power lines are landscape disruption, health risks and property value losses. Furthermore, indirect acceptance influencing factors like “direct benefit for the region or the stakeholder” and procedural factors like “perceived participation possibility” could be identified in a Swiss context. We conclude that the Swiss Transmission System Operator Swissgrid, national and cantonal authorities have to take into account these factors for the communication and planning process of the grid plan and the line projects to avoid public opposition and project delays.
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en
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dc.publisher
ETH Zurich
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http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-NC/1.0/
dc.subject
Public acceptance
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dc.subject
Power lines
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dc.subject
Transmission line planning
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dc.subject
Grid expansion and modification
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dc.title
More acceptance for power lines in Switzerland
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dc.type
Master Thesis
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.date.published
2018-02-13
ethz.title.subtitle
An evaluation of the acceptance increasing factors for transmission lines in Switzerland
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68 p.
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ethz.publication.place
Zurich
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ethz.publication.status
published
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ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions
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ethz.tag
ETH-Nr. 10-919-470
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ethz.date.deposited
2018-02-13T17:20:32Z
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FORM
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yes
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Open access
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