Green light for first offshore wind farm in Italy

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Green light for first offshore wind farm in Italy

The Italian Council of State has given the green light to Beleolico s.r.l. to build its 30 MW Taranto offshore wind project in Italy.

Following multiple years of legal disputes, the Italian Council of State has finally rejected an appeal filed by the Municipality of Taranto against last year's ruling by the Regional Administrative Court of Puglia.

The Regional Court had dismissed an appeal calling for the annulment of the permission given by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport for Beleolico to construct the offshore site.

Located in the bay outside the Port of Taranto, if built, the project will be the first offshore wind farm in Italy.

Sponsored by Beleolico, the site will consist of ten 3 MW wind turbines giving a total generating capacity of 30 MW.

A new renewable energy draft decree has allocated precisely 30 MW worth of offshore wind power and the 30 MW Taranto project is currently the sole participator in the auction.

The Italian media has stated that it is now very likely that the wind farm will be built.

IPP Journal has recently reported on the following offshore wind endeavors:

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