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Information on the amount of constraint payments made which are linked to turning wind turbines off in Wales for the years 2018 to 2021.

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First published:
27 June 2022
Last updated:


23 June 2022



ATISN 16389 Constraint Payments

Information requested

Thank you for your request which I received on 10 June 2022.  You asked for:

The amount of constraint payments or any payments Wales has made which are  linked to turning wind turbines off in Wales for the years 2018-2021.

Our response

Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you require is not held by the Welsh Government. The issue raised is the responsibility of the National Grid Electricity System Operator and they may hold the information you are seeking.

Next steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at: Information Rights Unit, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ or Email:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.   

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner’s Office, 
Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 
SK9 5AF 

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely