REPLAY. A trading error costs Electricité de Strasbourg millions of euros, but “will have no impact” on bills

A big blunder by ÉS, which can be expensive after selling a large amount of electricity that it does not have. Also on the 19/20 summary of France 3 Alsace, Bruno Lemaire inaugurates the OVH data center in Strasbourg and Eurometropolis looks for solutions for energy-intensive sports equipment.

This is a mess going wrong in this time of energy crisis. Last week, Electricité de Strasbourg sold almost 8 gigawatt-hours of electricity that it did not have on the European market. This enormous amount of energy is equivalent to the output of three EPR nuclear reactors (third generation). A sale “by mistake” explains the EDF subsidiary.

To honor its promise, the operator had to buy electricity at a high price, losing 60 million euros in the process, equivalent to its net profit last year. A hard blow, but the supplier promises not to make its 550,000 customers pay the consequences.

Even before the cold weather arrives, Eurometropolis Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) is looking for solutions, especially for sports equipment, which is often energy-intensive, with the risk of having to cut back on certain projects. This is enough to add to tensions amid the energy crisis, which is already worrying local communities.

In Alsace, Bruno Lemaire was in Strasbourg on the morning of the 12th On 9 September, the Minister of the Economy came together with Jean-Noël Barrot, ministerial delegate for the digital transition, to inaugurate the new OVHcloud data center in the Port du Rhin district. This data center was ravaged by fire a year and a half ago.

It had to adapt to new consumer tastes, the Miclo distillery celebrates its 60th anniversary year on year, and sees the third generation of the family taking the lead. However, it had to deal with the drop in sales of eau-de-vie.

Our series A place for stories returns this week. In the Munster valley in Metzeral (Haut-Rhin) a fairy and a princess have left their mark.

A mysterious work has been installed in the streets of Strasbourg. In the Place des Halles, the sculpture of a woman walking on a pole towards the sky is intriguing. Decryption of this work by the American Jonathan Borofsky.

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