Tuesday, 25 November 2014

SEM-O confirms negative pricing in operation

In this document, on Slide 24, it states :

SMP (System Market Price) bounded by Market Price Cap (€1000/MWh and                    - €100/MWh)

So here we have evidence that wind energy can be exported to UK (and elsewhere) at a negative price. In other words, the Irish consumer will have to pay up to €100 per MW for the British grid to take excess unwanted Irish wind power. In Denmark, this already occurs with the Danish consumer paying neighboring countries to take their wind.

Yet another cost of having too much wind in the system......

1 comment:

  1. This power is of little value. By paying Britain to take Irish Wind energy, Britain probably pays their own wind producers to turn off their turbines.