The “electric weather forecast” as can be seen on the Ecowatt website, to know in real time the voltage of the French electrical system.
ENERGY – Faced with the energy crisis, France Télévisions undertook this Friday, September 23, to make the French aware of the actions to be taken to avoid power outages this winter, in particular, broadcasting Ecowatt, electric weather forecaston their antennae.
The president of the public audiovisual group, Delphine Ernotte, and her counterpart from RTE (electricity transmission network)director of high and very high voltage lines, Xavier Piechaczyk, signed a “unprecedented partnership” in this sense.
France television will display on its antennas, when the time comes, pictograms designed as part of the Ecowatt system, which allows users to see in real time the level of electricity available in the country thanks to a signal in three colors: green (normal), orange (tense), and red (very tense, synonymous with unavoidable cuts if nothing is done to reduce consumption).
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Does not about “to paralyze France”only from “pay attention when needed”insists Xavier Piechaczyk, who hopes “save at least 5% electricity in the evening at 7 pm”.
A public service mission
Specifically, viewers will be invited to modify their practices according to the pictogram on the screen, with the red one pushing them to moderate their consumption during peak hours, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. If you don’t need to turn off your TV, nor do the most power hungry, “for example, you can turn on your washing machine at 10 pm instead of 7 pm”explains Delphine Ernotte to AFP.
You can also postpone the cooking of your “zucchini gratin” from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Xavier Piechaczyk abounds, recalling that heating and cooking consume a lot of energy. So many gestures that the France Télé public will become aware of, whether “4 out of 5 French people every week”, in particular during information programs or newsletters “weather weather”according to Delphine Ernotte, who claims a public service mission.
For France Télé, this initiative is part of a “environmental change” bigger to meet “climate emergency”in particular with the creation of a “climate team” among journalists or “regular relocation” from 1 p.m. France 2 in places hit by the crisis…
The group also undertakes to respect various internal energy sobriety measures, such as turning off the lights in all its buildings after 9:30 p.m., and to work with production companies that meet certain criteria, especially in terms of carbon footprint.
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