Evaluation of wave power by integrating numerical models and measures at the Port of Civitavecchia

5 Evaluation of wave power
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An assessment of the available wave power at regional and local scale was carried out. Two hot spots of higher wave power level were identified and characterized along the coastline of northern Latium Region, near the Torre Valdaliga power plant and in proximity of Civitavecchia’s breakwater, where the presence of a harbour and an electric power plant allows wave energy exploitation. The evaluation process was implemented through measurements, and numerical model assessment and validation. The integration of wave gauges measurements with numerical simulations made it possible to estimate the wave power on the extended area nearshore. A downscaling process allowed to proceed from regional to local scale providing increased resolution thanks to highly detailed bathymetry.




F. Paladini de Mendoza, S. Bonamano, F.M. Carli, A. Danelli, C. Burgio, M.A. Peviani, M. Marcelli

DOI: 10.12910/EAI2015-040




Francesco Paladini de Mendoza, Simone Bonamano, Filippo Maria Carli, Marco Marcelli - University of Tuscia, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences (DEB) - Laboratory of Experimental Oceanology and Marine Ecology, Civitavecchia, Italy

Andrea Danelli, Maximo Aurelio Peviani- Electric Research System (RSE), Sustainable Development Department, Milano, Italy

Calogero Burgio - Port Authority of Rome, Italy