A ‘Powered Project’ exhibition stand at the Fair Key Energy Rimini November 5th to 8th.

The P.O.W.E.R.E.D. Project (Project of Offshore Wind Energy: Research, Experimentation, Development), will be present with a stand at the ‘Key Energy 2014’ Fair, hosted in Rimini 2014 November 5th to 8th. The location of the stand is the no. 147 – Pavilion D7 (dedicated to wind power) – east entrance of the Fair. P.O.W.E.R.E.D. has organized a public event, ‘The european project P.O.W.E.R.E.D and the perspectives of development of wind energy in the adriatic area’, that will be hosted November 5th in Camelia hall (Ist Floor Hall B6 ). The meeting, organized by the Province of Ravenna will be moderated by Alberto Rebucci (Head for the Province of Ravenna of sector of Production Policies). After the registration of participants (14.30), the conference will begin at 15.

The program:

Welcome speech – Province of Ravenna

Opening speech,Iris Flacco (Abruzzo Region – Presidency Affairs Department, Energy Policies Office)Definition of the Guidelines for Implementation of Wind Farms in the Adriatic Sea – State of the art (15.00)

Renato Ricci (Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences – Università Politecnica delle Marche) ‘The P.O.W.E.R.E.D project: the project progress and the main results achieved’ (15.20)

A. Pusceddu (Department of Environment and Life Sciences – Università Politecnica delle Marche) ‘Environmental issues of the offshore wind in the Adriatic Sea’ (15.50)

Valter Lori (Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences – Università Politecnica delle Marche) ‘Noise emissions from offshore wind farms and the potential effects on marine life’ (16.20)

Closing speech and debate (17.10)

The aim of the European project Powered – funded by the IPA Adriatic Cross-border Programme 2007-2013 – is to check if and where there are wind conditions to invest in large offshore wind farms: thanks to the development of sophisticated mathematical models and data collected from the anemometer network. The data will be ‘certified’ and will provide useful elements to install any wind farm along the Adriatic coast, starting from the major ports.

The development of wind energy in areas such as the Italian one has to deal with the natural wish of preserving the memory and the state of the landscapes. And the integration of such new elements of the landscape has to be perceived leaving aside the chance that the patterns commonly accepted by the population can be subverted.

The P.O.W.E.R.E.D project aims to define strategies and shared methods for the development of offshore wind energy in all the countries lying along the shores of the Adriatic Sea. The choice of the wind energy would allow a rapid increase in power plants, thanks to the lowering of issues regarding the landscaping, that are frequently the main hurdle to the implementation of wind farms. In the next years, the increase in production of electricity from wind power will be ensured by the development of off-shore installations. This development has to be programmed carefully, to avoid excessive pressures on the environment. This requires an analysis of the compatibility of the technology settlements within the natural resources of the Adriatic Sea and with the already implemented development plans of the area.

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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