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Pontinvrea

La Rocca

Four 800kW ENERCON E-53 wind turbines, with a total installed power of 3.2 MW.

La Rocca came into operation in 2008, and takes its name from the Rocca della Ghingherina, a rocky summit on the Ligurian-Po Valley watershed, located in the area of ​​the wind farm.

The landscape of the site is mostly grassland, surrounded by a beech forest. Four educational panels accompany visitors on a guided tour dedicated to the wind farm and environmental themes.

During construction, FERA intervened in the area with various works aimed at mitigating impacts and reducing electromagnetic fields, building an electric substation and underground cable duct in order to eliminate 300 metres of overhead lines and dismantle three existing electricity pylons.

In 2011, FERA also promoted and supported rigging works at the climbing site of Rocca della Ghingherina, establishing eight climbing lines in collaboration with the Alpine Civil Protection Unit of the National Alpine Association.

On 31st August 2013, the La Rocca wind turbines supplied electricity for the first edition of the music festival “Musica nel Vento”, organized as part of the initiative “Giorni e notti del contadino – Days and Nights of the Farmer”, under the patronage of the Municipality of Pontinvrea (read the press release here).

Images of the La Rocca Wind Farm

The Pontinvrea wind farm in the video “Brother – A true story”

CHARACTERISTICS & ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

  • Production start: 2008
  • Installed power: 3.2 MW
  • Annual production: electricity needs of 3,000 households
  • CO2 saving per year: 4,000 tonnes
  • Oil barrel saving (over 20 years): 200,000
  • Total trade balance saving (over 20 years): Euro 16 million

TURBINEs

  • 4 Enercon E53 turbines
  • Nominal power: 800 kW
  • Diameter: 53 m
  • Height: 60 m
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