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how to avoid the peak of consumption expected during the cold spell?


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how to avoid the peak of consumption expected during the cold spell?

A.-C.Le Sann, D.Brignand, V.Llado, L.Houel – France 2

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The electricity network operator, RTE, issued an alert message for Monday 4 April. He recommends a reduction in energy consumption, which will have to go through a set of small gestures.

Monday, April 4, it is recommended to reduce electricity consumption. With the return of the cold, the RTE electricity network fears a peak in consumption. On a Parisian market, on the morning of Sunday, many passers-by are volunteers. “As soon as we leave a room, I switch off”entrusts a woman, while a man recommends “low energy light bulbs”.

The French have an average of 73 electrical appliances at home. Thibaud Xerri has already adopted the right reflexes to hunt down waste: turn off the heating or appliances on standby, such as his internet box, which consumes as much as a washing machine. These initiatives have an impact on the planet, and can save up to 10% on the bill. On Monday April 4, electricity consumption could reach 73,000 MW, or 8,000 MW more than national production.

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