The WinWind consortium consists of highly motivated and committed partners from the six project countries. The partner organisations include university institutes and research organisations, public authorities and  public organisations including energy agencies and an environmental investment fund, one renewable energy association, engineering and planning consultancies as well as the leading global network of municipalities and regions committed to building a sustainable future.



The Environmental Policy Research Centre (FUB-FFU) of the Freie Universität Berlin is a leading research institute in the fields of comparative and international environmental and sustainable energy politics and policy. The FFU is well-known for its research on environmental leadership and policy diffusion, comparative environmental and energy policy, social and environmental sustainability of energy systems, ecological modernization and innovation, stakeholder analysis, policy integration and evaluation, sustainability indicators, and environmental assessments.

Seecon Ingenieure is a German planning and consulting company concerned with finding solutions to technical issues in the fields of infrastructure, urban- and landscape planning as well as renewables. Seecon's department of renewable energies is supporting municipalities in the process of creating and realizing particular energy and climate policies. The company is furthermore cooperating with clients from the public sector as to develop concepts for energy and climate protection on both municipal and local levels.



ENEA is a government research and innovation organisation operating to further sustainable economic development, competitiveness, job creation, and environmental protection. ENEA has a staff of around 2,400 people, it is present throughout Italy, operating nine major research centres, coordinated from its headquarters in Rome. ENEA also operates on behalf of public administrations by providing advanced services in the areas of energy, environment and technological innovation.



Ecoazioni is a consulting company which carries out projects and research for public bodies and private companies with the aim of a local sustainable development. Ecoazioni  works on projects and research studies concerning renewable energies, urban planning, sustainability scenarios development, ecological architecture and environmental assessment. Ecoazioni has a large experience, on the  national and international level taking part in national and EU projects and research. Ecoazioni has always combined the analysis of technological progress in energy with economic, social and political concerns.

The Institute of Physical Energetics (IPE) is a leading research institute in Latvia in the field of analysis of complex energy systems. The IPE has a strong national expertise in the technological, policy, institutional as well as in the socio-economic dimensions of energy-environmental issues. Research at IPE integrates the entire supply chain of the energy system – and covers research issues, such as energy-environmental policy studies, renewable energy resources and technologies, energy efficiency improvements, regional energy sector development analysis.

The mission of the Latvian Environmental Investment Fund (LEIF) is to reduce environmental pollution, promote the implementation of environmental protection and environmentally sound projects and also to increase the capacity of municipalities and commercial organizations in the preparation and realisation of qualitative and effective projects throughout the entire project lifecycle. LEIF has worked on the development of environment protection and environment friendly projects from idea until implementation for over 19 years.

CICERO is the leading research institute for inter-disciplinary climate research in Norway. The institute conducts independent research and delivers insights that contribute to solve the climate challenge. CICERO conducts research on a range of climate and energy related topics, with a particular focus on the close relationship between energy generation and consumption, and global warming. CICERO has a broad research project portfolio covering key aspects of energy policy development in Europe and other regions.

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is subordinate to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and is responsible for administrating Norway’s water and renewable energy resources. The directorate is responsible for integrated and environmentally sound management of the country’s water resources, as well as promoting efficient energy markets and cost-effective energy systems. Further responsibilities are to contribute to efficient energy use and maintain the security of national power supplies. NVE is a delegated licensing authority for energy projects.

The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE)'s main shareholder is the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management under supervision of the Ministry of Environment. KAPE realizes tasks of a public service character on a non-profit basis and is promoting and implementing world class standards and practices in the fields of energy efficiency, Sustainable Development and renewable energy sources utilisation. KAPE offers complex advisory and training services in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for enterprises of mainly building and industrial sectors.

ECORYS is an international company providing research, consultancy and management services, specialising in economic, social and spatial development and aim to deliver real benefit to society. ECORYS is one of the oldest research and consulting companies in Europe, and works with clients on local, regional, national and international scale to integrate economic, social and environmental sustainability into policies and programmes. In the energy and environmental sector, ECORYS España has coordinated and contributed to the elaboration of some important research both at national and international level.

The Asociación Canaria de Energías Renovables, ACER is a regional business association founded in 2010 on the Canary Islands, Spain. ACER represents the interests of its members through joint media work, annual events,  participation in national and international renewable energy events, political lobbying and cooperation with  relevant regional and national associations. ACER has currently 42 active members, representing about 80 MW of photovoltaic, 100 MW of wind energy, as well as bioenergy and geothermal energy. Several new projects which will start production before 2020.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading network on local and regional sustainability. ICLEI’s European Secretariat has a wide range of expertise and extensive experience in European project co-ordination and partnering. It provides technical consulting, training, thematic events and information services to build capacity, share knowledge and support local and regional governments in implementing sustainable development. ICLEI's premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, regional, national and global sustainability objectives.