Sunday, 16 November 2008

French Facts: Option EJP

It's a slow day today.. camera hasn't arrived but it made to Bordeaux, so it's getting closer.

We are back in "EJP mode". This is a period that runs from 1st November to 31st March.  It consists of 22 days where electricity is much more expensive than normal.

This is one of many "power supply agreements" available to consumers in France.  In fact this EJP option was so attractive that it is no longer available to new customers.   The concept is to reduce demand during periods of peak consumption by charging a premium price for electricity.  The advantage for the consumer is a much lower price for non-peak periods.

We experienced around 14 RED days early in the year but haven't had one this year yet.  Two weeks to go- our fingers are crossed.


Got to go.. All Black test just started. Loving seeing the Scots almost upset the yappies.

1 comment:

  1. I was reading on CNN that one of the main reasons why CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be out of action until next year is that CERN has pledged not to run the giant machine(which requires as much power as the entire city of Geneva) during Europe's winter months.