Development, planning, implementation, and operation of wind farms and other renewable energy systems with a focus on fair and social participation projects.
The MLK Group has planned and constructed numerous wind farms, biomass power plants, and PV systems since its foundation. Our focus is on broad citizen participation, the fair treatment of business partners, supporting our employees, and close collaboration with municipal authorities.
Heinrich Lohmann, founder of MLK, has been working in the field of renewable energies since the early 1990s and has been involved in the development of around 570 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 800 MW. MLK itself has installed 50 turbines with an output of about 150 MW since 2008 and has participated in another 100 via collaboration agreements. Many more are currently being approved.
The company has already installed three biomass power plants in East Brandenburg, which are fed with agricultural substrate from the surrounding area. MLK is now also planning to expand its portfolio through the addition of several PV power generation systems. The first projects are already being implemented.
A special feature of nearly all projects is that MLK operates the vast majority of installed facilities in-house. MLK continues its involvement in new systems which creates trust among communities and residents: The company involved at the planning stage remains on site throughout the operational period and assumes responsibility.
Participation – even without assets and risks
The MLK Group has a particular commitment to citizen participation: local people, even the less wealthy, should benefit from MLK facilities. The company has developed several measures aimed at all social groups ranging from subsidised electricity tariffs for residents to direct participation opportunities.
The neighbourhood electricity tariff, for example, provides green electricity to people living next to wind farms at a lower tariff than those offered by other low-cost suppliers. The MLK Citizen Savings scheme yields three percent interest per annum – in an era of low interest rates. Crowd funding campaigns and sponsorships for day-care groups complete this raft of measures.
- Founded: 2005
- Employees: 40 of which wind energy: 30