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Cold wave: the electricity network manager calls for limiting consumption


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Cold wave: the electricity network manager calls for limiting consumption

A.-C.Le Sann, B.Aparis L.Courté, B.Bock, A.Lo Cascio, L.Houel – France 2

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The cold spell affecting the country will force the French to be vigilant about their electricity consumption. On the morning of Monday 4 April, the RTE network manager calls for limiting consumption between 7am and 10am.

Montpellier (Herault)Jean-Luc Coulon multiplies the small gestures to limit his electricity consumption. For example, he unplugs his toaster or her Internet box in the evening. Concerned about the environment, he even found another trick: install a switch for its VMC. These initiatives have a positive impact on the planet, and make it possible to 10% savings on the bill.

The French have an average of 73 household appliances in their homes. So many objects that you have to think about cutting, or rotating during off-peak hours. With the return of the cold, RTE, the network manager, fears a significant increase in electricity consumption, and invites us to be careful. On the morning of Sunday April 3, many Parisians said they were volunteers. On Monday April 4, electricity consumption could reach 73,000 megawatts, or 8,000 megawatts more than national production.

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