The project developer WKN AG received the label “Fair Wind Energy” from the wind energy service unit of Thüringer Energie- und GreenTech-Agentur (ThEGA). The label is awarded to companies which voluntarily comply with the guidelines for the fair expansion of wind energy in Thuringia, developed by the Thuringian State Government.
The guidelines include topics such as early involvement of all stakeholders in the environment of a planned wind farm during the entire planning phase as well as transparent handling of project-related information by project planners on site. Companies which receive the "Fair Wind Energy" label shall also ensure fair participation of all parties concerned and local residents, including landowners who have no direct benefits, and shall develop financial investment opportunities for communities, citizens and enterprises.
WKN has been planning and developing wind farms since 1990. “Our claim has always been to realize projects in close cooperation with local authorities, landowners and citizens on site”, Roland Stanze, COO of the Husum-based WKN AG that has also operated a local branch in Thuringia since 2012. “Therefore, we are very pleased to receive this label which reflects our mission.”