RTE: 6.7% drop over one week in French electricity consumption


ENERGY The electricity transmission system operator indicates that this drop is “largely concentrated in the industrial sector”

RTE : Drop of 6.7% over one week of French electricity consumption

Electric pylons in Domloup near Rennes. — Camille Allain/20 Minutes

France is going (a little) without power. Electricity consumption decreased by 6.7% last week compared to the average of previous years (2014-2019), a “downward effect” which has been going on since early October, according to data released overnight from Tuesday to October. Wednesday by RTE.

This decrease is more substantial than the previous week (-5.8%). “Over the last 4 weeks, electricity consumption has been in France at; normal temperature shows a structural decrease (-6.4%) compared to previous years (2014-2019)” over the same period, indicates the manager of the electricity transmission network.

A context of rising energy prices

Again, this weekly decline is “largely concentrated in the industrial sector, amid rising energy prices,” “The downward effect in the residential and tertiary sector exists but is more limited, and more difficult to control. characterize finely over the last few weeks, due to school holidays and public holidays.

“With the exception of a few isolated days in November, temperatures have remained well above normal (seasonal) for more than a month,” ;electricity; heating, especially in private homes, notes RTE.

A government plan for sobriety

In a context of energy crisis, the manager of bucket has set up a weekly monitoring of electricity consumption. in metropolitan France. The published data has been “In line with normal temperatures for the period” and are independent of the exceptionally mild values ​​recorded in France in October and November.

The sobriety plan; of the government, presented on October 6, provides for a reduction in energy consumption of 10% over the next two years in France compared to 2019, and of 40% by ; 2050.


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