Idle wind farms pull in £12Sm for dumping energy #SCT #GBR

By National Wind Watch Green energy companies were handed record sums to switch off turbines in 2018, with some Scottish wind farms generating millions of pounds to “discard” up to a third of potential output. Analysis of data published by National Grid shows that constraint payments to wind farm operators hit £125m – 15% more than the previous highest sum in2017. The lion’s share, £115m, was paid to sites in Scotland. Operators of onshore wind farms, most of which are north of the border, . . .

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