June 28th conference in Ravenna on Green Ports on the Adriatic sea and inauguration of an experimental small wind turbine

June 28th 2013, Ravenna will host two important events connected with Project Powered: a conference on how and where it’s possible to realize wind power plants in the Adriatic Sea for the development of ‘green ports’ (a high environmental sustainability seaport, in which renewable energy sources play a key role) and the inauguration of a small wind turbine on the external north pier in Porto Corsini. Both events are coordinated by the Province of Ravenna, which is one of the partners of Powered (Project of Offshore Wind Energy: Research, Experimentation and Development), a European project led by the Abruzzo Region and funded by the IPA Cross-Border Programme Adriatic 2007-2013. The Project Powered goal is to create a network of anemometers, both on hinterland than in open sea, realized with sophisticated technologies and certifiable, in the Adriatic – Ionic sea, in order to assess whether and where the are conditions to invest in large offshore wind farms.
The 10 kwp small wind turbine, realized by Tozzi Nord (which is also one of the sponsors of the Project Powered) after a call for tender, is the second installed in connection with Powered, after a 1.5 kWp vertical axis small wind turbine that has been installed December 17th 2011. In this way, the area of the cruise terminal of Porto Corsini will rely on two sources of wind power, installed for purely experimental pourpose, connected with two anemometers that (together with the large anemometer made  by Micoperi of Ravenna in connection with Powered) will measure the relationship between wind and actual energy production directly on the docks of the Port of Ravenna.The conference, ‘The potential of wind energy in the Adriatic and the prospects of the green port’, will be hosted in the conference room of the Port Authority of Ravenna, from 9 o’clock. The program opens at 9 am with welcome speeches by authorities: Gianni Bessi (Vice-President of the Province of Ravenna, partner of Project Powered), Galliano Di Marco (President of the Port Authority of Ravenna), Massimo Cameliani (Councillor for Productive Activities – Municipality of Ravenna), Antonio Sorgi (Director for Energy department – Region Abruzzo Project Powered Lead Partner). At 9:30 begin the reports: Carlo Cacciamani (Director Hydro-Meteo-Climate service Arpa Emilia Romagna) ‘Climate change in Emilia-Romagna, possible effects on production and consumption of energy’, Renato Ricci (Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Polytechnic University of Marche) ‘The Project Powered for the assessment of offshore wind resources: from the Adriatic Sea to the havens’, Enzo Titone (Micoperi Consultant) ‘The transformation of a torch tower in a high quality meteorological station: the case of Micoperi Marine Contrators as a contribution to the monitoring network of the Project Powered’, Francesco Matteucci and Michele Rialti (Responsables of Tozzi Renewable Energy Research and Development) ‘From installation of the new experimental small wind turbine of Project Powered to a systematic project of green port in Ravenna’, Alfredo Liverani (Professor at UNIBO – CIRI-MAM Nautica Department) ‘Econautica and Greenport: systemic integration concerning the projects of Tecnopolo’, Claudia Castaldini (Legambiente – Emilia-Romagna) ‘Positive proofs and critical issues on renewable energy in Emilia-Romagna’, Mara Roncuzzi (Councillor for Planning and environmental policies Province of Ravenna) ‘The green port project connected to the energy and environment  policy of the Province of Ravenna’. The debate will take place at 11 o’clock; the Councillor for Productive Activities, Energy Plan and Sustainable Development Region of Emilia-Romagna Gian Carlo Muzzarelli will conclude the meeting at 11.45 o’clock.

After the meeting, at 12.30 pm, will take place the inauguration ceremony of the new plant small wind turbines on the external North pier of Porto Corsini.


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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
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Municipality of Komiza
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