Ancona conference on ‘The development of offshore wind energy in the Adriatic Sea: Project Powered as a planning instrument’ (May 29th and May 30th )

The European project POWERED (Project of Offshore Wind Energy: Research, Experimentation and Development), funded by the IPA Adriatic Cross-border Programme 2007-2013 (lead partner the Abruzzo Region), has made an important step of its path. The maps of wind resources of the Adriatic Sea have already been produced and the European tender for the implementation of a network of measuring meteorological towers  has been assigned: these towers will support the numerical forecasting system in providing forecasts on the production of electricity by the future wind farms installed in the Adriatic sea. The Polytechnic University of Marche along with the Marche Region, as a partner of the project POWERED, has organized for May 29th 2013, in Ancona, a conference that is entitled ‘The development of offshore wind energy in the Adriatic Sea: the project Powered as a planning instrument’. The event will be hosted in the Aula Magna “Guido Bossi” of the Faculty of Engineering, in Brecce Bianche street. The event will begin at 9:30 am and it will end at 5 pm: the participation is free and the download of the conference proceedings will be available at the project website: The schedule of the conference includes speakers from public institution (Italian Ministry of Environment, University of Bologna, ARPA Emilia Romagna, University of Hull, Polytechnic University of Marche, Lezha Region of Albania), environmental organizations (Environmental League) and private companies of the wind power sector (Garrad-Hassan, WPD Offshore, Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd., Tozzi Nord, SIMAM, API nova Energy, Micoperi Marine Contractors, MAIT SpA, Condor Wind Energy). The conference will a discussion platform for wording the Guidelines for the Correct Insertion of Offshore Wind Farms in the Adriatic Sea, which is the main aim of the project POWERED. The knowledge of the technological instruments now available for designers and manufacturers, can provide valuable suggestions for a reasoned and shared proposal on the good practices that it’s necessary to adopt during the development of an offshore wind project. The next day, May 30th, are scheduled the meetings of the Scientific Committee and the Steering Committee.

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Lead partner Abruzzo Region Directorate for Bureau Affairs, Legislative and EC Policies, External Affairs Department for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Sector, Ministry of Economy of Montenegro Veneto Agricoltura, regional agency for agriculture, forestry and agri-food sectors

Province of Ravenna
Marche Region Environment and Landscape Department

Molise Region Programming Department
Apulia Region Mediterranean Department

Marche Polytechnic University
CETMA Consortium Engineering, Design and Materials Center Micoperi marine contractors srl

Italian Ministry for Environment and Land and Sea
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy, Republic of Albania

Municipality of Komiza
European Union Adriatic IPA