AWE potential

Energy policies

Policy stakeholders


AWE stakeholders


1.1         Summary

Italy has good wind conditions only in certain areas, AWE sites would need to be investigated. Italy is supportive of AWE; it has with Polimi a leading university active in the sector and with Kitenergy also an AWE developer.

1.2         AWE potential

1.2.1          Wind resources

In general, the wind resource potential in Italy is not so high, with AWE more locations show good conditions.

1.2.2          Site availability

There are sparsely populated areas in Italy. It needs to be investigated closer where they coincide with good wind conditions.


1.2.3          Roll-out opportunities

  • Sardinia
  • Parts of Southern Italy
  • Specific locations in other parts of the country

1.3         Energy policies and support

1.3.1          Renewable Energy legislation

AWE is currently not considered in Italian legislation or regulation.


1.3.2          NECP

No mentioning of AWE in NECP.


1.3.3          R&D / Investment support



1.3.4          Revenue support

There is no special remuneration for AWE.

1.4         Regulation and permitting

1.4.1          Permitting



1.4.2          Airspace regulation


1.5         Key policy stakeholders

1.5.1          Parliamentarians


1.5.2          Ministry of Energy


1.5.3          Other national ministries

Ministry for Research, Ministry for Environment 


1.5.4          Regional / local public administration

1.6         AWE stakeholders

1.6.1          OEMs

  • Kitenergy

1.6.2          IEA Task 48 Participants

Italy supports Task 48 through RSE S.p.A

  • Kitenergy
  • Politecnico di Milano


1.6.3          Other (potential) stakeholders / clients

1.7         Opportunities

 1.7.1          Test sites

  • Xxx (Kitenergy)

1.7.2          Commercial sites

Not available yet.


1.7.3          Industry & Jobs

Research, hardware and software development, supply chain.

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