Wait a minute. What do the RE enthusiasts say? “plants that produce base load power receive an additional payment that “recognizes their capacity to produce all day” – they receive money to be on standby. They would not need to be on standby if they would be the power producers so they would not need standby payments. And they would not need to be on standby if RE generator could generate on-demand rather than on a whim. This is a cost that should be charged to the RE companies – but is it? I guess not. What’s a subsidy then?
The director of the Federal Electricity Commission has vowed to end to “simulation and fraud” committed by renewable energy firms at the company's expense.