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Switzerland is considering moving to rolling blackouts due to energy shortages.

This was announced on Wednesday by the director of the Association of Swiss Electricity Companies (VSE) Michael Frank, tass.ru reports.

“We plan, if necessary, to gradually introduce ever more stringent measures to save electricity,” Reuters quotes him as saying. % electricity”.

Frank estimates that these measures will help reduce the country’s electricity consumption by a quarter.

As a last resort, “individual regions will go offline in rotation for periods of four hours,” he added.

The source of the energy crisis in the country, the official considers the shortage of gas after the reduction of Russian supplies and the shutdown of nuclear power plants in France for maintenance.

On June 14, Gazprom announced that it was forced to reduce gas supplies via Nord Stream compared to the plan due to the untimely return of gas pumping units by Siemens from Canada. As a result, the gas flow to Germany was reduced to 40% of the pipeline’s capacity. As a result, Berlin agreed with Ottawa, as an exception to the sanctions, to return the unit to Europe.

Source: itar-tass.ru

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