National Grid pays £350million to switch off turbines #GBR

By National Wind Watch Wind farm operators have been paid nearly £360million to switch off turbines because they are producing more power than the grid can take. These ‘constraint payments’ have soared since 2010 – yet more turbines continue to spring up across the country. National Grid, the power transmission network, compensates energy providers if it asks them to switch off to prevent the grid becoming overloaded. A record 69 wind farms were paid to stop transmitting in the last weekend of October. Analysis . . .

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