4POWER (Interreg IV C)

Acronym: 4POWER

Project: Policy and Public Private Partnerships for Offshore Wind EneRgy

Programme: Interreg IVC

Period: January 2012 – December 2014

Partnership: The 4-Powers partners are located throughout Europe:

  1. Province of Groningen
  2. Province of Rimini
  3. Sustainable Industries Institute, Dundee College
  4. Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments
  5. Rostock Business and Technology Development GmbH
  6. Maritime Institute in Gdańsk
  7. Azorina – Society for Environment Management and Nature Conservation
  8. Municipality of Corfu
  9. Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency
  10. City of Emden
  11. German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation


Website: http://www.4-power.eu/


It focuses on the role of regions in relation to Offshore wind energy (OSW). OSW has an enormous potential as a renewable energy source: EEA has calculated that it is economically feasible to generate over 60 to 70% of EU’s total energy demand by OSW in 2020. Regions are crucial for further OSW development, for practical reasons – electricity cables have to ‘land’ in coastal regions – and because of the political and strategic role they can play. While the technological advancement in OSW applications is considerable in industry, the uptake in terms of knowledge and effective policy inEurope’s regional and local governments is still patchy. There are clear front-runner regions on offshore wind energy implementation and regions with similar ambitions, but without the level of experience and/or knowledge to implement OSW in the short term.


Past events

A Regional Consultation about the Deployment of Off Shore Wind Energy in Malta Friday 23rd November 2012 between 9.00 and 12.30 Europe House, St Paul’s Street, Valletta click here

European Maritime Day 2013 – Valletta, Malta 21/05/2013 – 22/05/2013 click here



Press Release 03/01/2013 click here


inewsmalta logo “It-turbini tar-riħ fil-baħar problematiċi għal Malta”


the times malta Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Robert Ghirlando, director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Malta, Msida Feasibility of wind farms in Malta

the times malta Friday, November 23, 2012, 12:52 by Kurt Sansone Wind power… might as well invest in Scotland

the times malta Sunday, May 23, 2010, 09:38 by Christian Peregin Underwater caves pose threat to planned wind farm

the times malta Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by Christian Peregin Hopes raised for reef wind farm in Mellieħa

the times malta Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by Christian Peregin Gozo Minister non-committal on offshore wind farms

the times malta Sunday, June 6, 2010 by Christian Peregin Offshore Gozo wind farm to be ‘considered’

the times malta Sunday, December 16, 2012 Students call for details on offshore wind energy farms

the times malta Wednesday, April 2, 2008 by Ivan Camilleri in Brussels EU plans to boost offshore wind power



pdf document A brief report about OSW in Malta can be downloaded here.


ivc statement