Energy: France at the time of sobriety

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To avoid power cuts and reduce electricity costs, the French are enjoined from all sides to sobriety. As winter approaches, the energy crisis is already beginning to cast a chill. Soaring bills and the fear of running out of electricity for heating during the winter are worrying. How did we arrive at this energy crisis and how can we overcome it? Investigation.

Individuals are not the only ones facing the energy crisis. It is estimated that 300 French companies could be in difficulty by the end of the year. Many try to have their consumption evaluated. Communities, too, are concerned, and are implementing sobriety measures, such as reducing public lighting.

In this episode, Frédéric Charlet, Director of the National Center for System Operation within the Réseau de Transport Electrique de France, answers our questions. He gives advice on how to avoid breakdowns this winter, and reduce his bill.

Some households have been able to anticipate this energy crisis by producing their own energy. They are 100,000 in France. Investing in a more autonomous house is the guarantee of saving money. But the model sometimes has its limits.


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