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ushing Offshore Wind Energy Regions (POWER) (POWER)
Start date: Feb 25, 2004, End date: Jun 29, 2007 PROJECT  FINISHED 

POWER aimed to boost the development of off-shore wind energy in the participating coastal regions. It focused on improved planning, participation and decision-making processes regarding offshore wind farms; supporting the establishment of off-shore wind energy industries and positioning the North Sea Region as a global hot spot for off-shore wind energy; and providing education and training courses to fulfil the need of the off-shore wind energy sector for specialist knowledge and a skilled workforce. Achievements: The POWER competence network has helped to strengthen the leading role of the North Sea Region in the wind energy related markets. The project has established a common platform for discussion, exchange and transnational activities covering different sectors and spatial levels. The project has assessed common practices in offshore wind energy in five POWER countries including an evaluation of procedures in the planning and realisation of several offshore wind parks in the North Sea.The project has had several involvements with national and regional business support organisations as well as with higher educational and vocational institutions. This has guaranteed for the project a comprehensive in-depth understanding of recent offshore wind energy development, and allowed high profile matchmaking for the industry locally and transnationally.The POWER project has delivered true transnational results which will potentially feed into national and / or international decision-making. For instance, the results of the regional and transnational supply chain studies will be implemented by the private OWE and wind energy businesses. In addition, the POWER activities resulted in a representation of the POWER project in the British Government Consultation for its Energy White Paper as well as the revision of the Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (Renewable Energy Source Act) in Germany. The competence network was selected by the JTS as strategic project and getting a professional video about the co-operation of the POWER partnership.
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