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Blackout EDF: ecowatt, electricity weather forecast to consume less and avoid cuts




by Christophe » 04/09/22, 15:21

Discover Écowatt, an "electricity weather forecast" to know when to reduce consumption and avoid cuts

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Shifting your electricity consumption can make the difference. This is the message that RTE wishes to convey through the Ecowatt system launched with Ademe. The tool, available free of charge on the Internet, allows you to know if there are tensions on the network and offers French people the possibility of receiving an alert in the event of a high risk in order to avoid power cuts by adopting simple eco-gestures such as example start your washing machine at 22 p.m. rather than 19 p.m.

Faced with electricity supply risks this winter, a tool would benefit from being widely distributed. This is the Ecowatt system, set up by RTE, the electricity network manager, and Ademe, the public agency responsible for ecological transition. First deployed in Brittany, PACA and Normandy-Ile-de-France, Écowatt was extended to the whole of France in 2020. The tool, available free of charge on the Internet, works like an electricity forecast which indicates in real time the level of electricity consumption of the country, region by region.

Equipped with an alert system in the event of a voltage or cut risk, it indicates the most appropriate times to reduce or shift consumption. It is therefore advisable to avoid starting your household appliances or recharging your electric car or mobile phone between 8 a.m. and 13 p.m. and between 18 p.m. and 20 p.m., during peak consumption. Seemingly innocuous, these eco-gestures, if they were massively applied, would have very concrete consequences on electricity consumption and would make it possible to avoid cuts, assures RTE. Thus, if all the French turned off a single light bulb, 600 megawatts would be saved, equivalent to the electricity consumption of a city like Toulouse.
The power of a nuclear reactor saved

Another example, on April 4, during the cold snap. RTE's Ecowatt alert announcing a voltage on the electricity grid has prevented the power equivalent of the production of a nuclear reactor, "a sign that a conscious and well-informed consumer has the power to act and 'have an impact on a national scale' comments Nicolas Goldberg, in a note published this summer by the Terra Nova think tank on sobriety.

"To the weather forecasts of the news channels could for example be added an 'energy weather forecast', the latter being highly dependent on temperatures, to raise awareness of the risks of electricity supply on certain days" proposes the Energy specialist. The objective is for voltages on the electrical network to become information as widely disseminated and integrated as are, for example, the bulletins of Bison Fûté, so that everyone can act accordingly.

The system is aimed at individuals as well as communities and businesses. The Carrefour group has already committed to reducing or staggering its electricity consumption in its stores during periods of high tension for the electrical system (red signal), by lowering, for example, the light intensity of its stores or by reducing the heating. Other companies will join the system, of which a new simplified version will be deployed in September.


Well, there is a good chance that the cuts this winter are not a conspiracy theory... : Mrgreen: : Mrgreen: : Mrgreen:

source: https://www.novethic.fr/actualite/energ ... 51012.html

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by GuyGadeboisTheBack » 04/09/22, 15:27

Personally, I turn off all my appliances (switch on the power strips) and run the dishwasher and the washing machine at night. Only a night light (LED 2W) stays on in the hallway to be able to move without turning on anything else. I have every interest with my off-peak package.
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by sicetaitsimple » 04/09/22, 16:17

GuyGadeboisLeRetour wrote:Personally, I turn off all my appliances (switch on the power strips) and run the dishwasher and the washing machine at night. Only a night light (LED 2W) stays on in the hallway to be able to move without turning on anything else. I have every interest with my off-peak package.


Far be it from me to dissuade you from these good practices, but if you have no heating, no water heater, no electric car, have you checked whether an HP/HC subscription (not a "package", I think?) was always interesting in your case?
Because over the years the advantage tends to diminish.
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by GuyGadeboisTheBack » 04/09/22, 16:21

sicetaitsimple wrote:
GuyGadeboisLeRetour wrote:Personally, I turn off all my appliances (switch on the power strips) and run the dishwasher and the washing machine at night. Only a night light (LED 2W) stays on in the hallway to be able to move without turning on anything else. I have every interest with my off-peak package.


Far be it from me to dissuade you from these good practices, but if you have no heating, no water heater, no electric car, have you checked whether an HP/HC subscription (not a "package", I think?) was always interesting in your case?
Because over the years the advantage tends to diminish.

I don't know but I won't change it, it's my modest contribution against the collapse of EDF. : Mrgreen:
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by Christophe » 04/09/22, 20:02

GuyGadeboisLeRetour wrote:Personally, I turn off all my appliances (switch on the power strips) and run the dishwasher and the washing machine at night. Only a night light (LED 2W) stays on in the hallway to be able to move without turning on anything else. I have every interest with my off-peak package.


Say vouar...Isn't it the opposite that you have to do to enhance PV production (even if you don't have PV...)? : Mrgreen:

The behavior of idiots will take time to change... : Lol: : Lol: : Lol:

Besides, it seems to me that EDF has not signed any new bi-hourly contracts for a couple of years...
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by sicetaitsimple » 04/09/22, 20:21

Christophe wrote:
GuyGadeboisLeRetour wrote:Personally, I turn off all my appliances (switch on the power strips) and run the dishwasher and the washing machine at night. Only a night light (LED 2W) stays on in the hallway to be able to move without turning on anything else. I have every interest with my off-peak package.


Say vouar...Isn't it the opposite that you have to do to enhance PV production (even if you don't have PV...)? : Mrgreen:

The behavior of idiots will take time to change... : Lol: : Lol: : Lol:

Besides, it seems to me that EDF has not signed any new bi-hourly contracts for a couple of years...


There will certainly be a day of "off-peak hours" in the middle of the day in summer, but it is not there yet, at least in France.

And to my knowledge, there are always HP/HC tariffs. What disappeared some time ago was the "peak day shedding" tariff. It may be nerd!
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by Remundo » 04/09/22, 20:22

the little Ecowatts are funny...

marginally they can probably avoid 1 or 2 GW...

But there, it is 20 to 30 GW which miss on the network, half of the necessary. And on the gas side, the German network will be on the kneecaps...

No need to be a great clerk to guess that there will be juice half the time...basically!

With a little luck, we will have 2/3 of the time with juice and 1/3 in shedding...

Let us pray, for believers, to a mild winter!
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by Christophe » 04/09/22, 21:10

sicetaitsimple wrote:There will certainly be a day of "off-peak hours" in the middle of the day in summer, but it is not there yet, at least in France.

And to my knowledge, there are always HP/HC tariffs. What disappeared some time ago was the "peak day shedding" tariff. It may be nerd!


With linky which can change its "price base" changeable remotely (in all discretion) it can happen faster than expected!

With this linky function 1 kWh can be counted 3 or 4 times or even more… we understand why EDF was in a hurry to equip the whole of France quickly! : Shock: : Shock: : Shock:

For the HC HP yes mea culpa apparently it still exists but it was interesting when the country had a strong industrial activity during the day... it's not really the case anymore... : Mrgreen: : Evil: : Cry:
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by Christophe » 04/09/22, 21:13

Remundo wrote:the little Ecowatts are funny...

marginally they can probably avoid 1 or 2 GW...

But there, it is 20 to 30 GW which miss on the network, half of the necessary. And on the gas side, the German network will be on the kneecaps...

No need to be a great clerk to guess that there will be juice half the time...basically!

With a little luck, we will have 2/3 of the time with juice and 1/3 in shedding...

Let us pray, for believers, to a mild winter!


I just saw a news item saying that 20 EDF nuclear reactors would be operational again before the end of 2022…

I just hope it's not a croncron government promise... : Mrgreen:
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