Wind farms paid to cut output

National Grid has paid companies to cut wind farms’ output. It illustrates the challenges faced by the grid operator as wind capacity grows

RWE's Farr wind farm in Scotland was paid to cut output in April. RWE expects this to happen again in future. (credit:RWE Npower/Normal Childs)Wind farms have been paid to stop operating on two occasions in the last eight months, National Grid has revealed.

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