On January 31, 2017 H. M. Queen Máxima visited wind farm Nijmegen-Betuwe. She has talked with residents of the wind farm along the A15 to hear how EUR 2 million for this wind farm has been raised by more than 1,300 citizens and individuals. Wind farm Nijmegen Betuwe serves as a model project for citizen participation.
The Queen spoke at a roundtable discussion with local residents, Gelderland deputy Jan Jacob van Dijk and Nijmegen alderman Harriet Tiemens.
Henk Lagerweij, founder of Lagerwey, was also present to explain the workings of a Lagerwey wind turbine to Queen Máxima.