Quote:The amount is ten times greater than the wind farm's owners would have received had they actually generated any electricity.Read more: telegraph.co.uk
The disclosure exposes the bizarre workings of Britain's electricity supply, prompting calls last night for an official investigation into the payments system.
The Â£1.2 million will go to a Norwegian company which owns 60 turbines in the Scottish Borders.
The National Grid asked the company, Fred Olsen Renewables, to shut down its Crystal Rig II wind farm last Saturday for a little over eight hours amid fears the electricity network would become overloaded.
The problem was caused by high winds buffeting the country in the wake of Hurricane Katia.
How exactly can producing too much free clean electricity be a bad thing? Then to shut them down and give them unbelievable amounts of money for producing nothing, it's beyond me.