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Developer Hexicon secures permits to connect 7.1 gigawatts of planned offshore capacity to Italy

January 23, 2023

Hexicon has received permits to connect six of its seven floating wind sites to the Italian grid.

Approval was granted by Italian TSO Terna SpA, with the remaining site permit still in process.

Together, the six approved sites encompass a total combined capacity of 7100MW.

Hexicon, operating in Italy through its joint venture AvenHexicon, now has a portfolio of seven development sites for floating wind along the coasts of Sardinia, Sicily and Puglia.

The interconnection permit, also called an STMG, is a preliminary agreement from Terna to provide interconnection capacity.

It provides a commitment from the TSO to make the necessary capacity available to be connected to the grid and is a mandatory step to receive authorisation to build and operate an offshore wind farm.

The grid connection solutions are issued for six offshore wind farms under development off the coasts of Sardinia, Sicily and the mainland, in Puglia.

“The progress is moving at record speed, which speaks for Italy's ambition to develop renewables in the country. Having the grid connection ready is yet another milestone passed, and one which significantly increases the value of each project,” said Alberto Dalla Rosa, CEO at AvenHexicon. 

[Staff Report]

More: Hexicon granted grid permits for six Italian floaters

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