The Ecowatt electricity weather forecast soon on France Télévisions to avoid cuts

The group will display on its antennas the pictograms designed within the framework of this system (green, orange or red), which makes it possible to see in real time the consumption of electricity in France.

Faced with the energy crisis, France Télévisions undertook on Friday to raise awareness among the French about the actions to be taken to avoid power cuts this winter, by relaying in particular Ecowatt, electricity weather, on its antennas. The president of the public audiovisual group, Delphine Ernotte, and her counterpart of RTE (Electricity transport network), manager of high and very high voltage lines, Xavier Piechaczyk, signed a "unique partnershipin 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 inevitable cuts if nothing is done to reduce consumption).

Concretely, viewers will be invited to modify their habits according to the pictogram on the screen, the red should encourage them to moderate their consumption during the peaks, 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, not the most power-hungry one, "for example, you can start your washing machine at 10 p.m. rather than 7 p.m.“Explains Delphine Ernotte to AFP. You can also postpone the cooking of yourcourgette gratinfrom 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., abounds Xavier Piechaczyk, recalling that heating and cooking are very energy-intensive.

Awareness of eco-gestures

So many gestures to which the public of France Télé will be made aware, i.e. "4 out of 5 French people every week", in particular during information programs or bulletins "weather-climate“, according to Delphine Ernotte, who claims a public service mission. It is not a matter "to put France on hold», only from «be careful when you have to“, insists Xavier Piechaczyk, who hopes”save at least 5% electricity in the evening at 7 p.m.".

For France Télé, this initiative is part of a "environmental shift» larger to answer «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 hit by the crisis... The group is also committed to respecting various internal energy sobriety measures, such as switching off the lights in all its buildings from 9:30 p.m., and to working with production companies respecting certain criteria, particularly in terms of carbon footprint.

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