Axes.  Energy crisis: the hunt for savings is in full swing

Axes. Energy crisis: the hunt for savings is in full swing

A symbol of this energy plan, the Christmas lights will be limited to rue Aristide-Briand and the two roundabouts that mark the entry and exit of the main artery of the Osnay. (Illustration/©Grégory Maucorps/Freedom)

All the savings are good to take in an effort to mitigate the financial shock, whose terrible shocks have upset the precarious financial balance. According to the scale of a energy crisis history, cityAxes (Val d’Oise) performed its accounts. they are not good.

“In 2021, the city spent 508,000 euros on energy. The bill for 2022 is estimated at 1.1 million euros, i.e. already double. And if no action is taken quickly, it would explode to 1.3 or even 1.7 million euros in 2023 according to the assumptions, we are concerned at the town hall. This is a huge cost for the municipality and so much less money for basic public services for the population. »

City of Osny

To limit the impact of this unprecedented crisis, the city led by Jean-Michel Levesque (Libres!) created, like its counterparts in the former New Town, an energy sobriety plan that complements the plan already built by the agglomeration of Cergy-Pontoise. .

Christmas lights on half mast

Among other things, the heating period of public buildings was postponed until the return from the Christmas holidays, while the temperature there was reduced by 1°C, with the exception of kindergartens. Expected savings on the gas bill: around €70,000.

Electricity is also monitored like milk on the stove. The lighting of the back of the Château de Grouchy and the dovecote is now set for 20:00. Illumination of the Allée de Grouchy at 10 p.m. Symbolic of this hunt for savings, Christmas lights will be limited to rue Aristide-Briand and the two roundabouts that mark the entry and exit of the city’s main artery.

In addition to these measures marked as “urgent”, the city is working on a territorial and energy plan, which should set priorities for the energy renovation of its buildings (external insulation, replacement of boilers, modification of facades…). The goal: Reduce the energy consumption of its more than 1,000 m² enclosures by 40% by 2030, 50% by 2040 and 60% by 2060. In the long term, foresee a sharp increase in energy prices that could last.

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