Faced with the energy crisis, France Télévisions undertook, on Friday September 23, to raise awareness among the French about the actions to be taken to avoid power cuts this winter, by relaying in particular Ecowatt, the electricity weather forecast, on its antennae.
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 “unprecedented partnership” in this sense.
France Télévisions 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, the televiewers will be invited to modify their practices according to the pictogram on the screen, the red having to push them to moderate their consumption during the peaks, between 8 am and 12 am and between 6 pm and 8 pm.
If it is not necessary to turn off your TV, not the most energy-hungry, “for example, you can start your washing machine at 10 p.m. rather than 7 p.m.”, explains Delphine Ernotte. You can also postpone the cooking of your “courgette gratin” from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., abounds Xavier Piechaczyk, recalling that heating and cooking are very energy-intensive.
So many gestures to which the public of France Télévisions will be made aware, either “four out of five French people every week”especially during information programs or “weather and climate” bulletins, according to Delphine Ernotte, who claims a public service mission.
How can everyone be better informed?
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