This winter, the electricity supply to households and homes will be difficult. “The priority objective is not to cut households” announced last month in the columns of Figaro the Ministry of Energy Transition. To achieve this, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) would put in place advantageous electricity offers for consumers, explains Capital. In order to avoid any blackout, that is to say, a lack of energy requiring certain households and geographical areas to be cut off from the electricity network for a period of time.

This would limit the amount spent now. According to the media, it would be thanks in particular to the flexibility of this household consumption that France could escape the shortage. These will be offers indexed to the price of electricity, which will incorporate cost reduction tariff clauses by allowing the modulation of its use.

Electrical boxes installed in households would add electricity consumption in real time, depending on supply and demand on the network. It would therefore be theoretically possible for this device to cut off your hot water tank, for example, if the network is overstressed. This modulation of consumption will be rewarded with financial compensation.

“This system will save between 100 to 200 megawatts in private homes during peak consumption this winter, the equivalent of a thermal power plant,” said Mathieu Bineau, CEO of Voltalis in the columns of Les Echos.