COP26 Wind Farm Paid To Turn Off, Costing UK Taxpayers $670K

It’s a nice scam if you’re making cash off of it (via Jo Nova)

From the link

Bill-payers have forked out more than £500,000 to make Cop26’s official wind farm switch off their turbines so far during the summit.

The Griffin wind farm in Perthshire is powering the climate summit at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.

SSE officials have claimed that all mains energy being used by delegates at the venue is 100% being generated by the turbines in Perthshire.

However, it has been revealed that the wind farm is creating too much energy because it’s too windy, meaning that the government are paying them to switch off the turbines.

Between the start of Cop26 on November 1 and November 7, the owners of Griffin wind farm were paid £519,778 to switch off.

The cost is then added to domestic electricity bills, which means the bill payers across the country will have to foot this.

That’s insane. And, since COP26 signed up to use Griffin, it means they are sticking the taxpayers with a big bill.

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7 Responses to “COP26 Wind Farm Paid To Turn Off, Costing UK Taxpayers $670K”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Coal keeps the lights on.

    The UK’s failing renewable strategy is a national embarrassment. Critically low wind power, for nearly the whole of yesterday, resulted in extremely high prices, with the two remaining coal units at Drax offering to saving the day at £4,000/MWh, nearly 100 times the wholesale price normal before the current crisis started, with many other fossil fuel generators also riding to the rescue at staggering prices.
    The coal and gas industry love$ them some renewable energy.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Conservative Beaner says:

      I thought these folks hated fossil fuels but those companies are laughing all the way to the bank. If I didn’t know any better would think this was all planned.

  2. Hairy says:

    You got that right! Fossil fuel companies are making negative profits with demand so high
    Even though domestic oil production is up 100% under Brandon it cannot keep up with consumer demand so prices skyrocket now even driving up elelectric prices from fossil generated sources
    Renewable energy prices keep dropping not going up
    Teach dear friends in mideast are so pleased

  3. Hairy says:

    Of course no one else bothered to actually look further into the reasons that necessitated the shutdown
    The failure was in The Grid which was unable to accept the power increase
    Normally much of Scotland excess power is sold and sent south but this wind fsrm’s shore connections can’t do that

  4. Hairy says:

    Sounds to me like Scotland needs one of those Smsrt Grids like Brandon wants to build so they can use all that wind energy

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Have another toke, Johnnie.
      Maybe you’ll see things more clearly.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

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