Renewable Energy Works So Well In Germany, Customers Are Getting Paid
Strong winds and a sunny day created an excess of renewable energy.By Ben Lawson | May 12, 2016
How does getting paid to use electricity sound? That's what happened for a few hours in Germany when favorable weather created a large amount of renewable energy.
On Sunday, strong winds and a sunny day led to a surplus. Quartz reports renewable energy was supplying 87 percent of the power being used in the country.
But the surplus had a negative effect on nuclear and coal plants. Because they can't be shut down quickly and there was so much available power, they ended up having to pay customers to use it.