Preben Maegaard

The Founder (Denmark)

By founding the Nordic Folkecenter in Denmark in 1983 Preben Maegaard has set a clear signal for decentralized energy autonomy. Now he lives in the largest energy-autonomous region in the world. 50,000 people get 100% of their electricity from wind power. As a renowned author, government advisor and lecturer Maegaard spreads his vast knowledge in order to initiate the establishment of similar centers in the world. “ I see Energy Autonomy as an absolutely realistic possibility. I can only say so, because we did it and I think if we have done it here, why should we not be able to do it in the rest of the world..”

at first sight – the idea of gaining energy for the people out of nature's power fascinated me from the beginning. And it didn't let me go.”