The Eiffel Tower in Paris.


There is no risk of total blackouts in France this winter due to the current energy crisis, but some blackouts cannot be ruled out during peak demand, network operator RTE said on Wednesday.

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RTE said reducing national electricity consumption by 1-5% in most scenarios and up to 15% in the extreme scenario of gas shortages and very cold weather could help prevent power shortages. He added that he would be ready to monitor market developments from November or earlier if needed. RTE usually starts its winter monitoring in January.

Risks to supplies are particularly high between November and January, but a tense situation cannot be ruled out in October, February or March, RTE reports.

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