Trucks that drive on overhead power lines? Acceptance and citizen participation in a field trial in Baden-Wuerttemberg

Uta Burghard from the Competence Center Energy Technology and Energy Systems held a presentation on October 30, 2020 as part of the Beteiligungskongress Baden-Württemberg (citizen participation congress) with the title “Trucks that drive on overhead lines? Acceptance and citizen participation in a field trial in Baden-Wuerttemberg”.

She presented the results of scientific research accompanying the eWayBW pilot project, which tests electrically-powered hybrid catenary trucks in everyday use. The presentation focused on acceptance issues of local citizens and communities. In addition, the implications for public participation were shown. Following the presentation, the findings were discussed with participants.

The Beteiligungskongress Baden-Württemberg was a purely digital event this year and provided information on the topics of public participation and citizen involvement. The partners involved included the State Ministry of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Ministries of Social Affairs and Integration, of Transport, of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Allianz für Beteiligung (Network on participation), the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, die Breuninger Foundation, the Schöpflin Foundation, the Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg and the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung (State Center for Political Education).