Record payments made to Scottish wind farms in March
By David McPhee
April 12, 2019, 8:41 amUpdated: April 12, 2019, 9:15 am
Payments to onshore wind farms hit a record high last month.
Figures provided by the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) show that constraints payments paid to Scottish onshore wind farms hit £30.9 million in March.
The figure was described as a “growing problem” by the REF, the UK charity that first drew attention to constraint payments in the wind energy sector.
Scottish energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse, claimed that new electricity infrastructure connecting Scotland and the UK would “reduce the need for constraint payments to operators when the grid is unable to transmit power”.