This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Rejected petition Stop Wind Turbines From Using Free Electricity
Large wind turbines require a large amount of electricity to operate. Currently the operator of the wind turbine is allowed to use electricity from the grid without paying for it.
Some of the functions that use free electricity are:
Yaw mechanism, blade-pitch control, lights, controllers, communication, sensors, metering, data collection, heating the blades, heating and dehumidifying the nacelle, oil heater, pump, cooler, and filtering system in gearbox, hydraulic brakes, thyristors, magnetizing the stator and using the generator as a motor.
Any electricity that is used from the grid should be properly metered and paid for by the operator of the wind turbine at the same price available to normal consumers.
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