In 2017, new installed wind power capacity in Italy totaled 253 MW. Cumulative installed capacity at the end of the year reached approximately 9.5 GW.
Italy deployed 114 new turbines, bringing the total number of installed wind turbines over 6,734. Wind-generated electricity accounted for 17.5 TWh, corresponding to about 5.6% of the country’s total demand. As usual, foreign producers supplied most of the new multi-megawatt turbines.
In the period 2016-2017, Italy set an 800-MW quota for land-based wind power capacity assigned through tender. At the end of 2017, the new expected decree, which sets the rules for renewable production incentives, had not yet been published. The new National Energy Strategy (SEN) was published on 10 November 2017, setting a wind energy production target of 40 TWh (mostly from land-based plants) by 2030, including the repowering and revamping of end-of-life wind farms.
To learn more about Italy’s wind energy sector, please review their chapter in the IEA Wind TCP 2017 Annual Report.