Infotech Historic drop in electricity consumption for public lighting in December

Historic drop in electricity consumption for public lighting in December

Electricity consumption linked to public lighting has decreased “historical” 20% during the first half of December between midnight and 4 a.m., indicated this Tuesday, December 27 the manager of the electricity distribution network Enedis.

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“During the first 15 days of December 2022, Enedis notes a historic drop of 20% in the consumption of public lighting”the firm said in a statement.

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This decrease was recorded in “heart of night”between midnight and 4 a.m., compared to the same period in 2021, further specifies Enedis, which underlines “a significant drop, the largest on record” by the manager.

40% of the annual consumption of municipalities

According to Enedis, public lighting is responsible for more than 40% of the annual electricity consumption of French municipalities, “with 11 million light points across the country, i.e. a power demand of 1,300 megawatts”.

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At the end of November, the government had announced that it would send a circular to the prefects to anticipate and prepare their departments for possible scheduled power cuts, which could affect 60% of the population but no critical site or priority customer.

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