Jan 9, 2018

Wind farms paid £1m a week to switch off

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Here, $$$$, turn that thing off, you’re making too much cheap power.

New figures show £53m was given to the wind industry last year to keep turbines switched off to regulate electricity supplied to National Grid.

Since wind farms first started receiving constraint payments five years ago, more than £100 million has been handed over in compensation for switching off. Photo: PA

By Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter

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