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The Insanity is Not Confined to Ontario as the UK pays Wind Companies a Record £43 million to Switch Off Turbines

Wind farms have been paid a record £43 million to switch off turbines so far this year

Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — November 9, 2014

Wind farms have been paid a record £43 million to switch off turbines so far this year, after Britain’s electricity network was unable to cope with the power they produced.

The rising total of so-called “constraint payments” to wind is already a third higher than the entire 2013 total, with two months of the year still to go.

The payments, which are funded by consumer energy bill surcharges, reflect the problem of rapid construction of wind farms across the country without sufficient cable networks to carry the power produced.

The overwhelming majority of the payments to date have been to wind farms in Scotland, where the bulk of wind farms are located.

Electricity demand in Scotland is insufficient to use much of the power produced on windy days, but cable networks to take the power south of the border are not yet ready. As a result National Grid has to pay the wind farm owners to stop generating in order to keep supply and demand balanced.   (Continue reading here…..)

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One Comment on “The Insanity is Not Confined to Ontario as the UK pays Wind Companies a Record £43 million to Switch Off Turbines”

  1. Mason I. Bilderberg (MIB) November 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    Reblogged this on RubinoWorld.

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