Development, planning, implementation and operation of wind farms and other renewable energy plants. With emphasis on fair and socially participative projects.
Since its establishment, the MLK group has implemented numerous wind farms. Experience, success, sustainability: not only the energy transition is driven forward. Citizen participation, fairness towards our business partners and active support of our staff are an integral part of the group’s DNA.
MLK founder Heinrich Lohmann has been active in the field of renewable energies since the early 1990s. He has been involved in the development of approx. 570 wind turbines and 800 megawatts of installed capacity. MLK itself has now implemented 100 plants with about 250 megwatts of capacity (directly and indirectly). An additional 300 MW are currently in the approval process.
At three sites, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg and Berlin, and depending on the project, around 30 employees are in charge of planning, implementation, operational management and operations. What is special: after installation, MLK operates most of the plants itself. The fact that MLK retains a share in all new installations creates trust among municipalities and neighbours.
Participation for all neighbours
The MLK group is committed to direct citizen participation: Local people should be able to benefit from MLK wind turbines. MLK has developed several opportunities for citizens to participate with all social groups in mind, ranging from subsidised electricity tariffs for neighbours to direct opportunities to participate.
Thanks to the electricity tariff for neighbours, those living next to wind farms receive green electricity at prices that can even be lower than those of low-cost suppliers. For low-income neighbours and families with many children, the social tariff is even more favourable. In the ‘savings for citizens’ programme, savers receive interest at a rate of three percent per year – and this in times of low interest rates. More attractive and low risk ideas for citizens to directly benefit from the success of wind farms are in the pipeline.
- Founded: 2005
- Employees: 30 of which wind energy: 30