"Wind farms were paid £25million not to produce electricity when it is 'too windy' last year, figures revealed today.This is exactly what is increasingly expected - the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies noted this in a 2011 study on the impact of increasing generation from IWT's on the gas market (there was little to no impact on the need for natural gas, but there were growing periods of excess),
There was a staggering 13,733 per cent rise in the payments on the year before.
Turbine operators are ordered by the National Grid to shutdown to avoid too much power being produced during gales."
Potential figures for Ontario proceeding with plans were provided in an Aegent Energy Advisors article, including:
the potential annual liability from paying the wind generators not to produce when wind supply exceeds demand would be about $3 billion.