£4m a week not to use UK windfarmsPosted: February 23, 2016
…Not to mention the other small problem when the wind ‘doesn’t’ blow.
Money down the drain
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Over-supply of wind energy is a known problem, but it’s getting worse as more windfarms are connected to an electricity grid that wasn’t designed to accommodate them. Wind Energy News explains.
Energy giants have been paid a record £4million a week in subsidy this winter to turn off wind turbines. While people struggled to pay energy bills compensation was handed to wind farm owners because the power they generate could not be used.
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