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windfarms paid to not generate electricity

doperative (1958782) writes | more than 3 years ago


doperative (1958782) writes "Six Scottish windfarms were paid up to £300,000 to stop producing energy, it has emerged. The turbines, at a range of sites across Scotland, were stopped because the grid network could not absorb all the energy they generated."
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Poor Engineering or Poor Eco-Policy? (1)

Mr_Donnie (2097116) | more than 3 years ago | (#35992606)

"...the grid network could not absorb all the energy they generated." Sounds to me like the electric grid was poorly engineered. That, or they might need to make some eco-fanboy's dreams come true and shut down some "dirty" power plants to offset the output of the wind turbines.
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