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Grocery stores in Finland must agree to rotating closures to reduce electricity consumption

The measure will be applied during the winter season.

Given the energy crisis facing Europe, the Finnish authorities plan to promote limitations on the use of electricity during the winter season. Thus, food stores must agree to periodic closures to reduce energy demand.

In total, as published by Yle, there are about 2,800 businesses that will have to establish a closing schedule, thereby preventing everyone from doing it at the same time. Although the initiative is not yet fully organized, Lauri Kulonen, emergency preparedness manager at the Finnish Grocery Trade Association, said they are “moderately prepared”.

For its part, the electricity distribution network operator majority state-owned, Fingrid, and the Finnish Energy group, announced that if the situation does not Now, during the coldest months of the year there could be power outages lasting a few hours.

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The gas and electricity market in Europe faces a crisis after the reduction of gas shipments from Russia, so EU leaders promote different plans to save energy.

One of the countries that announced measures to reduce electricity consumption was France, at warned that businesses with air conditioning will have to keep their doors closed, as failure to do so could result in fines. In addition, the authorities promote the prohibition of illuminated advertising between 1 and 6 am

Meanwhile, in Switzerland, there could be power outages for periods of four hours in the coming winter. As indicated, this month the application of voluntary energy saving measures will begin, although if the crisis continues, there will be a reduction in less essential electricity consumption at night, such as the lighting of shops or public spaces.

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