In his speech, Prince Carl Philip said:
"Vänern Wind Park is a good example of cooperation between several different sectors and is evidence of the considerable level of environmental commitment in Värmland between municipally-owned companies, private companies, the church, financial associations and individuals. Everyone has been prepared to put time and money into making the dream of a wind park in Vänern a reality.
"Vänern Wind Park will allow us to reduce our consumption of fossil oil, the same type of oil that is in the Mexican Golf, and replace it with renewable energy."
After the inaugural address the guests boarded the M/S Bellevue, which took them to Vänern Wind Park.
At the wind park Prince Carl Philip completed the opening by cutting a net and releasing environmentally friendly balloons.
Vänern Wind Park comprises ten wind turbines, which will together produce the equivalent of three percent of Swedish wind power energy. The ten turbines are ninety metres high and have a wingspan of 100 metres.