Wind Farm Monachelle (Castellaneta)
Work date: June 2010
Place: Castellaneta (TA) – Italy
Customer: EDP Renewables Italia s.r.l.
The area considered appropriate and relevant by the “EDP Renewables Italia S.r.l.” to the realization of the center for the production of electricity from wind power (wind farm), falls, in whole, in the countryside of the town of Castellaneta (TA).
As further described on the drawings, it is located approximately 7.00 km north-west of the town, in the place called “Monachelle” and in the IGM cartography it is located in the sheet 201 I-NE; it stretches on the East West for a distance of about 3.8 km, on the north-south for about 1.9 km and it is ideally split into two zones, one upstream and one downstream of the SP 22.
Overall, the surface that bounds the area is approximately 489 acres -354 acres (3,540,000 m2) of which concerned the first operation – whose urbanism typing, according to the Existing Local Strategic Plan of the town of Castellaneta, is homogeneous zone of type “E”, the agricultural zone.
The project involves the installation of wind turbines with a nominal power of 3 MW each; the use of large-sized wind turbines, with a power of 3.0 MW, has sprung from both the accessibility features of the site and the orographic terrain.
Mostly, the area is used as an agricultural activity, therefore able to co-exist with the presence of large-sized wind turbines; these allow a land occupation that does not change the intended use.
The forecast data for potential wind energy available for the site permit, however, with the use of these wind turbines, an occupation of the land in relation to the optimal energy production obtainable.