Every day we’re urged to be more and more energy conscious.
But it has been revealed that wind farms were paid £8.7 million to switch off last month because there wasn’t enough demand for the energy they generated.
And the National Grid has been making the ‘constraint payments’ for years, with £32 million paid in the last year to keep the turbines powered down.
According to the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF), the ‘largest monthly amount paid for wind farms not to generate (£8.7 million)’ was in March of this year.
Wind farms are being paid millions to switch OFF their turbines as they generate too much electricity