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Emmanuel Macron slams “fear scenarios” about possible power outages this winter

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Emmanuel Macron was criticized on Tuesday 6 December “fear scenarios” In the face of the threat of blackouts this winter, by assuring that France will go ” Catch “ If everyone did ” Currency “.

“Stop it all! We are a great country, we have a great energy model, and we will survive this winter despite the war. And I ask everyone to do their job.”said the president upon his arrival at the European summit in Tirana, Albania.

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“The task of the EDF is to operate the power plants, the task of the government is to plan, and the task of everyone is to spread sobriety”he added.

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Fear not scenarios for me! We all stay united and move forward.Emmanuel Macron, who also refereed, concluded ” Stupid “ The “discussion” which he had I heard in the last few hours.. for him, “The role of public authorities and corporations is not to transmit fear or rule by fear.”.

Targeted and programmed cuts

On Saturday, Emmanuel Macron had already called on the French not to do so “Don’t panic” The risk of blackouts, even judging that they can be avoided if consumption is reduced by 10%.

government that expects “all scenarios” to an extent “climate prediction” In the event of a shortage of power, on 30 November he sent a circular to the governors so that they might prepare their departments for it Targeted and scheduled power outagesaccording to the document.

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If a very tight condition occurs in the electrical system this winter, especially in January, the “weather electricity” EcoWatt, operated by RTE, will issue a red flag three days in advance to warn of the dangers of targeted and temporary outages, so that everyone takes measures to avoid them.

If the consumption does not decrease after the red signal is issued, the two-hour regulated power outage will alternate in parts of the departments “inevitable”according to RTE.

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