In Germany, due to an excess in wind power brought on by a major storm during the weekend, Electricity customers were paid to use energy.
It was gathered that on Saturday, wind generation in Germany reached a record of 39,409 megawatts which was equivalent to the output of 40 nuclear reactors, forcing power producers to pay customers to use the electricity.
The operators, who struggled to keep the balance between how much energy people use and how much is being produced when wind generation is high, were left with an option to either shut down power stations or pay consumers to take the electricity off the network.
According to report, wind power supplies 10 per cent of Europe’s electricity and in May 2016, customers were also paid in Germany to use electricity after a sunny and windy day created more renewable power than usual.
The country, which is the world’s fourth largest economy, is going through a clean energy revolution, known as Energiewende.
One will begin to wonder when Nigerian will pay residents to use electricity.