Wind Farms Paid £10 Million To Turn Off

Wind Farm operators paid £10,000,000 to turn turbines off

The insanity of wind power continues unabated as wind farm operators are paid £10 million pounds to turn the bird choppers off.

There are nearly 6 million households in energy poverty due to the Green agenda and the ludicrous amount of tax payer subsidies that wind power receives, the wind farm operators are paid a huge subsidy to generate a electricity, and then they are paid to not generate electricity, a win win situation for anyone involved in the Green renewables scam and of course, a lose lose for the tax payers.

Official figures disclosed that 17 operators were paid almost £7 million for shutting down their farms on almost 40 ­occasions between January and mid-September. Continuing to make payments at that rate would lead to householders paying out £9.9 million in 2011 for operators to disconnect their turbines from the National Grid.

The scale of the payments triggered a review of the rules on so-called constraint payments. The payments are made when too much electricity floods the grid, with the network unable to absorb any excess power generated. The money is ultimately added on to household bills and paid for by consumers.

Last year, only £176,788 of such payments were made, but changes in the way the National Grid, which supplies energy to retail companies, “balances” the electricity network have meant a huge expansion in their use.

The rules meant that some renewable energy companies were paid more to switch off their turbines than they would have received from ordinary operations.

In September, it was disclosed that £1.2 million would go to a Norwegian company that owned 60 turbines in the Scottish Borders, thanks to a period of unusually high wind during the spring

There is something seriously wrong here either there is an organised fraud  going on, or one or ministers have been negligent in their duty to the tax payers of Britain.

Problem is, it well nigh impossible to be objective when you are driven by the zeal of Climate Religion.

About Tory Aardvark

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Posted on December 27, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Lies, Green Taxation, Renewables and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. When I made a statement of a ponzi scheme in the making! Behold the up coming data and facts.

  2. How do I sign up for this. I am sure I can cobble together a windmill.
    Luverly jubbley

  3. Reblogged this on Johnsono ne'Blog'as and commented:
    Už tai, kad paukščių kapoklių išjungimą tenka brangiai mokėti, o visi nepasidomintys kelia ranką “už atsinaujinančią energetiką”. Pritarčiau, bet kad nėra kam pritarti, nes nepasiūlomi protingi tvarūs sprendimai veikiantis dermėje su gamta ir žmogumi – t.y. nedaro žalos nei ta nei tam ir dar naudą teikia.

    Potvynių atoslūgių energetika yra vartojama daugelyje šalių kur tai apsimoka(ekonomiškai/geografiškai), bet tai irgi savų neprivalumų turinti technologija, kurią reikėtų tobulinti.

    Mūsų vyriausybės ‘gudročiai’ klausosi tik piniguotų statybos pramonės baronų planų, o ne bendrijų kuriose tos paukščių kapojimo fermos statomos, taigi kolkas padėtis beviltika norintiems nusikratyti malūnais – nebent susimestume apie 5 mil. svarų sterlingų. Tai jau taip, esam spraudžiami ekofašistų – susimokėk, kad nedarytume…

    Beje nepamirškite ir straipsnio originalo paskaityti.

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