Installed in the Interport of Jesi (Ancona) the sixth anemometric station for weather monitoring scheduled by Project POWERED

The anemometric station has been tested November 27th in the Interport of Jesi (Ancona). It is part of a network of 8 meteorological towers, each one equipped with 5 anemometers and 4 wind direction sensors, placed on 5 different levels of measuring: 45, 40, 30, 20 and 10 meters. The meteorological network realized by P.O.W.E.R.E.D. is the instrumental part of a much broader objective, aimed to assess the wind potential of the Adriatic Sea to get the chance of planning the energy production of future wind farms. And, finally, to identify the “good practices” that the government and the authorities should use to an appropriate energy planning regarding the offshore wind energy.

The data from the POWERED stations will be assimilated by the weather prediction models to assess the offshore wind resource and to determine the expected energy production of future wind farms in the Adriatic sea. This is a unique service that allows the investors to meet the demand for “Predictable production”, which is requested by the national supplier of electricity.
The University Politecnica of Marche is a project partner and Prof. Renato Ricci, a teacher of the University, is the head of the Scientific Committee. POWERED constitutes one of the most important in our country on the path to use the wind energy in a systematic and efficient way. «The project – says the head of the Scientific Committee, Prof. Ing. Renato Ricci, professor at the Polytechnic University of Marche – aims to define a ‘best practice’, that are the actions to be taken to program effectively the making of an offshore wind farm. Which has to be programmed and cannot be managed as a wind farm on mainland, because there are issues related to lines of vessel traffic, environmental and social issues etc. And in this case it doesn’t work to leave room to individual initiative. In this way POWERED has dealt with all the issues and brought out all the possibilities connected to building an offshore wind farm».
POWERED Project is the most important among those financed by the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Programme; it got an European funding of 4 million and 400 thousand euro. Italian partners are the Ministry of Environment, Regions Abruzzo (who is also the Project Leader), Molise, Puglia and Marche, the regional bureau Veneto Agriculture, the Province of Ravenna, the Polytechnic University of Marche, Cetma Group, Micoperi Marine Contractors. Montenegro and Albania participates with their respective Ministries of Economy.

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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