The Ecowatt electric weather forecast soon on France Télévisions to avoid blackouts

The group will display the pictograms designed within the framework of this system (green, orange or red) on its antennas, which allow real-time viewing of electricity consumption in France.

Faced with the energy crisis, France Télévisions promised on Friday to make the French aware of the actions to be taken to avoid power cuts this winter. rebroadcasting in particular Ecowatt, electricity time, on their antennas. The president of the public audiovisual group, Delphine Ernotte, and her counterpart from RTE (Electric Transport Network), manager of high and very high voltage lines, Xavier Piechaczyk, signed a “unique partnership” in this sense.

France Télé will thus 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).

Specifically, viewers will be invited to change their habits according to the pictogram on the screen, the red should encourage them to moderate their consumption during peak hours, between 8 and 12 hours and between 18 and 20 hours. If you don’t need to turn off your TV, not the one that consumes the most energy, “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 yourgratin zucchinifrom 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Xavier Piechaczyk abounds, recalling that heating and cooking consume a lot of energy.

Eco-gesture awareness

So many gestures to which the public of France Télé will become aware, that is, “4 out of 5 French every week“, in particular during information programs or newsletters “weather weatheraccording to Delphine Ernotte, who claims a public service mission. Does not about “put France on hold“, only from “be careful when you have to“, Xavier Piechaczyk insists, what are you waiting for”save at least 5% electricity at night at 7 pm“.

For France Télé, this initiative is part of a “environmental change» bigger to reply «the climate emergency“, with, in particular, the creation of a “climate team” among journalists or the “regular relocationfrom 1 p.m. on France 2 in places affected by the crisis… The group also undertakes to respect various internal energy sobriety measures, such as turning off the lights in all its buildings from 9:30 p.m. h, and to work with producers respecting certain criteria, particularly in terms of carbon footprint.

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