Hurricane-Force Gusts Prompt Record Pay to U.K. Wind Farms

  • National Grid paid highest amount ever to energy suppliers
  • Strong winds, sun and low demand forced wind farms to curtail

Wind turbines on the Scottish Borders.

Photographer: Mike Wilkinson/Bloomberg

Scottish wind farms received a record 5.5 million pounds ($7.2 million) to shut down this month after hurricane-force gusts produced more electricity than could be consumed. 

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