Project of Offshore Wind Energy: Research, Experimentation, Development.

Priority and Measure
Measure 2.3 – Energy Saving and Renewable Energy Resources
Priority 2 - Natural and cultural resources and risk prevention
EUSAIR Pillars
Blue growth, connecting region
Type of Project
Iris Flacco
Interviewee role
Project coordinator
Regione Abruzzo
+39 085 767 2524
Project website
Budget in euros


Role Name City Country Contact Person Email / website
Lead Partner Abruzzo Region – Directorate for Bureau Affairs, Legislative and EC Policies, External Affairs L’Aquila Italy Iris Flacco
Partner 1 Department for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Sector, Ministry of Economy of Montenegro Podgorica Montenegro Dunja Bulajic
Partner 2 Veneto Agricoltura, regional agency for agriculture, forestry and agrifood sectors Venice Italy Federico Correale
Partner 3 Province of Ravenna Ravenna Italy Melchiorri Simona
Partner 4 Marche Region – Environment and Landscape Department   Ancona Italy Silvia Moroni
Partner 5 Molise Region – Programming Department Campobasso Italy Rosa Milena
Partner 6 Puglia Region – Mediterranean Department Bari Italy Mezini Aferdita
Partner 7 Marche Polytechnic University Ancona Italy Renato Ricci
Partner 8 CETMA Consortium – Engineering, Design and Materials Center Brindisi Italy Miraglia Diana
Partner 9 Micoperi marine contractors srl Ravenna Italy Patrizia Galassi
Partner 10 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy, Republic of Albania Tirana Albania Artan Leskoviku

Project Description


Project description

POWERED aimed to define a set of strategies and shared methods for developing off-shore wind energy in all the countries overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The main objective of the project was drafting guidelines for the realization of off-shore wind parks in the Adriatic Sea compatible with the planning and conservation policy shared among the project partners. In parallel, development sea basins for the above mentioned energetic technology were identified. The project defined the characteristics for a project of electric submarine connection network that will enormously  facilitate the exchange of energy power between countries.

What has been done during the project in order to achieve its main goal(s)?

POWERED project has reached the following objectives:   a) the definition of a set of strategies and shared methods for the development of the off-shore wind energy in the countries overlooking the Adriatic sea; b) the assessment of the wind potential of the Adriatic Sea to plan the energy production of future wind farms; c) the identification of the “good practices” that the government and the authorities should use to make an appropriate energy planning concerning the offshore wind energy; d) the assessment of  the offshore wind resource and definition of the expected energy production of future wind farms in the Adriatic sea.
All the objectives have been reached through  cross border cooperation made up by the following activities:

– definition of data, information and knowledge in the field of  the off-shore wind energy, in a collaborative way with common methods and actions;

– sharing and joint utilization of the data set and information;

– joint analysis of data and information of different countries overlooking the Adriatic sea;

– definition of shared and common regulations which has led to benefits such as normative, administrative and bureaucratic streamlining as well as simplification of energetic, environmental and  infrastructural issues;

– sharing of the anemometric stations’ locations through methods and areas which are strategic and relevant for the use by all.

Which are the project main results/impacts? Please provide a brief description.

Result/Impact 1

Result: an interactive detailed wind map reporting the wind energy availability in any area of the Adriatic basin;

Impact: better management and monitoring of the off-shore wind plants,  better measurement of the wind and assessment of the wind potential in the Adriatic area.

Result/Impact 2

Result: common guidelines for the territories which stretch along the Adriatic, in order to simplify bureaucratic and administrative procedures that precede the phase of construction of the offshore wind farms and regulate the building stage. They provide normative, energetic and infrastructural and environmental information as well as examples of good practices in the field of environmental designing for any party interested in the presentation and approval of an off-shore wind farm in the Adriatic Sea. They also aim to identify clear and shared procedures of authorization that allow the operators of the energetic sector to make the off-shore wind project operative in short time. The guidelines are available both in English and Italian.

Impact: an improved development of the off-shore wind energy in all the Countries overlooking the Adriatic Sea through the common set of strategies and shared methods; consensus building among population and decision makers in the field of wind energy.

Result/Impact 3

Result: a series of studies for the development of sea basins for the energetic technology into object, that is: analysis and experimental evaluation of the environmental, infrastructural and technological issues; the technological state of the art; the regulatory, environmental and energy policies state of the art.

Impact: an improved development of the off-shore wind energy in all the Countries overlooking the Adriatic Sea through the common set of strategies and shared methods; consensus building among population and decision makers in the field of wind energy.

Result/Impact 4

Result: validation of the studies performed through the setting up of a network of coastal and marine anemometer weather stations positioned on solid ground all over the partner’s regions, which will be fully running and supporting the weather forecast services. In particular, 7 anemometric stations for weather monitoring have been installed in Ortona (IT), Ulcinj (MNE), Ravenna (IT), Monsano (IT), Loc. Brussa di Caorle  (IT), Campomarino (IT) and Brindisi (IT). This is the most important Italian network of anemometers for the development of the “wind energy”.

Impact: an increased number of anemometric stations thanks to the reduction of the problems related to the landscape impact that are frequently the main obstacles to the creation of wind parks in high density population territories or in areas with high historical or landscape value; availability of the 24-48 hours forecasting system of the Adriatic climate converging in a public network as a support tool for investors.