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following the restrictions requested by RTE, tips for limiting consumption



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following the restrictions requested by RTE, tips for limiting consumption

The French turn on their heating due to the cold snap, Saturday April 2. Be careful, however: the RTE electricity network manager has asked to reduce consumption for Monday.

The cold snap has consequences for French people’s energy consumption. “The situation will be tense, because RTE is asking businesses and individuals to moderate their consumption this Monday, April 4, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.”, indicates the journalist Michel Perrier, present, Saturday 2, on the set of 19/20. RTE estimates that Monday’s consumption could reach 73,000 MW, while national production is usually 65,000 MW at this time.

To save money, it is recommended to favor the “Eco” mode of appliances such as the washing machine, the dryer, or the dishwasher. It is also best to lower the temperature to 16 degrees when leaving your accommodation. “In our homes, there are no less than 73 electrical appliances, on average”recalls the journalist.

Also, televisions, microwaves and computers should preferably be unplugged when not in use. “If all the French people turn off a light bulb, it’s a saving of 600 MW, which represents the consumption of a city like Toulouse (Upper Garonne)concludes Michel Perrier.

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