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It does help - the negative price (received by the industrialist for not consuming (because it usually has longstanding orders for power with priority access, which it accepts to cancel) helps to pay for the higher cost of using diesel generators instead of normal power supplies.

Or the gain on cancelling existing power contracts is higher than the margin made with that power on their own industrial process (ie the industrial company makes more money selling its rights to power than actually using the power).

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 at 12:04:02 PM EST
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