General Data
Name of instrument Regional (Federal) Power Plan (Piano Energetico Regionale PER)
Country IT
Spatial level federal state
Type Spatial planning instrument
Subtype Formal planning instrument
Description Since 1999, Italy's policy concerning energy is evolving along two lines: gradually deregulating the market, and devolving national jurisdiction upon the regional (federal) level. The PER represents the instrument by which each region defines the general objectives and development trends to be pursued for the energy sector (including production, transportation and distribution); it identifies criteria, limitations, directions and coordination needs, as well as requirements to grant incentives; all lower or equally ranked plans and management tools should ensure compatibility with the PER (an exception to this rule can be represented by the river basin level; see River Basin Plan). The situation in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region: since spring 2006, the new PER is available for consultation only as a draft version, dated April 2003, stemming from Regional Law no. 30/2002; the PER makes a comprehensive assessment of the present situation and delineates scenarios for the reference year 2010 (two scenarios have been identified: a spontaneous one and a programmed one). The foreseen public investment amounts to almost 70 million EUR/year until 2010 (i.e. 1.5% of the total regional budget), to be addressed to development of renewable energy sources and rationalisation. No expiration date has been fixed for the PER, which should be subject to annual revision/updating.
General objectives The initial common objectives of the energy policy (developing renewable sources and promoting rational use) have more recently been supplemented by stronger environmental and sustainability concerns (also seeking to ensure compliance with the Kyoto protocol). Referring to Friuli Venezia Giulia Region: Monitor and meet/re-orient the regional energy consumption; develop renewable sources; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; ensure operational safety and environmental compatibility by upgrading/rationalizing facilities and infrastructure; reduce consumption by improving efficiency and spreading information on energy saving; reduce cost for consumers.
General objectives keywords environment protection; sustainable regional development;
Responsible Federal state/Province authority
Stakeholder Involved Public service providers; Entrepreneurs/businessmen; Private individuals;
Reference Referring to FVG Region: The official website of the Regional Administration provides a draft version of the PER. See
General assessment of strength and weakness Referring to FVG Region:
Strength: Up-to-date instrument: it can contribute to both enhancing factual coherence between the existing regional planning tools and incorporating the latest advancements in terms of environmental compatibility and sustainability.
Weakness: The formation of the PER appears to lack public participation and involvement. Environmental compatibility and sustainability principles appear to have been insufficiently implemented, esp. as regards revision of previously approved (often at national level) facilities/infrastructure (thermal power plants, transnational high-voltage power lines).
Date of entry 2007/05/06
Legal status mandatory
Extension all municipalities
Type of monitoring Report basing on quantitative indicators
Preconditions for implementation
General comment
Status weak indirect relevance
Ranking 1
Status criteria not applicable
Ranking 0
Remark no information about the acceptance
Ranking 5
Status budget, staff, legislation
Ranking 3
Status direction of effect, perpetuity
Ranking 2