In Germany at high wind electricity has a negative price, they have to pay their neighbors to please take the overload of their grid.
However at low wind they have to buy electricity at spotprices and crank up coalfired powerstations on standby to produce power.
It’s all completely absurd.
Nice, especially if you have sunk 140 billion euro’s in your windfarms and now have to pay to get the electricity taken of your hands. Not exactly the smartest investment in the world.
Even more grating when your neighbors start to refuse to accept your electricity:
Poland closes border for German Electricity
Its a total mess, considering that Germany is in big trouble with their ambitious windprogram Germany’s Offshore Fiasco: North Sea Wind Offensive Plagued by Problems but they know where to get their money anyway, just up the price nationally German renewable surcharge to rise by 47 percent so just like Denmark Denmarks problem with wind they are now subsidizing the electricity of their neighbors by taxing their citizens and industry.
The concept of variable energy generation has been conclusively proven to be unworkable. In 10 to 20 years the generators need replacing, but with no revenue coming in they can’t even pay the original investment without supercharging the price rendering their economies incapable to compete with the many nations less obsessed with unreal doom-scenario’s.
Back to the drawing board.