Scottish wind farms were paid more than £500,000 compensation in a single day after a “record” amount of energy was wasted because the grid lacked the capacity to use it. The Renewable Energy Foundation has reported that on 14 September wind farms in Scotland were paid around £580,000 by the National Grid for reducing output by about five gigawatts after the system reached its maximum limit.
However, the National Grid reportedly denied it was a record, raising the possibility that it might not be the first time that so much energy has gone to waste.
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