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    Windfarm windfall for customers


    January 21, 2022 - Emily Beament

     

      Windfarms across Great Britain are returning millions of pounds to customers for the first time, helping soften some of the blow from a massive spike in energy prices.

      Offshore windfarms paid back nearly £117 million for the final three months of last year, while onshore producers returned more than £40m to consumers.

      The payments are due to a complicated subsidy scheme which forces renewable energy generators to repay some of the money they charge if prices rise above a certain point.

      The money will go into a pot which will be used to offset some of the massive hike in energy bills of up to 50 per cent, expected to take place in April.

      CREDIT: By Emily Beament and August Graham, PA

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