Italian transmission system operator (TSO) Terna has granted Swedish offshore wind developer Hexicon permission to connect six of its wind power projects to the national grid.
These six Italian projects have a combined floating offshore wind capacity of 7.1GW.
Hexicon is still awaiting a permitting decision on a seventh project. It expects this to come through “shortly”, it stated. It is developing the projects in a joint venture – AvenHexicon – with Italian firm Avapa Energy.
AvenHexicon’s seven projects are planned for sites off the coasts of Sardinia, Sicily and Puglia.
With the grid connection permission, Terna has committed to making the necessary capacity available to be connected to the grid. This is a requirement for receiving the main authorisation to build and operate an offshore wind farm in Italy.