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Thanks to Britain’s Foolish Leap Into Unreliable Wind Energy, They Now Have to Take Extreme Measures to Avoid Blackouts

Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — June 9, 2014

Britain may be forced to use “last resort” measures to avert blackouts in coming winters, Ed Davey, the energy secretary, will say on Tuesday.

Factories will be paid to switch off at times of peak demand in order to keep households’ lights on, if Britain’s dwindling power plants are unable to provide enough electricity, under the backstop measures from National Grid.

The Grid is expected to announce that it will begin recruiting businesses that will be paid tens of thousands of pounds each simply to agree to take part in its scheme. They will receive further payments if they are called upon to stop drawing power from the grid.

It is also expected to press ahead with plans to pay mothballed gas power plants to ready themselves to be fired up when needed.

Mr Davey will say.   style power rationing.  Continue reading here….

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