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In Paris, public lighting turns off for several hours due to a leap “bug”

2024-02-29T18:44:09.003Z

Highlights: Parisian public lighting was completely cut off during the night from Wednesday to Thursday. Outage was caused by a computer problem “linked to the leap year,” said the Cielis company. Power was restored remotely, “little by little during the day, depending on the different sectors” “It’s exceptional, it’m not going to happen again this evening,” assured the company Ciel is. The outage lasted several hours in certain neighborhoods, according to the company.


The outage, which occurred during the night from Wednesday to Thursday, was caused by a computer problem “linked to the leap year,” said the Cielis company.


Parisian public lighting was completely cut off during the night from Wednesday to Thursday, due to a computer

“bug”

linked to the leap year, we learned from the lighting manager.

“On the night of February 28 to 29, the public lighting in the city of Paris went out at midnight

,” a breakdown

“linked to a computer problem linked to the leap year

,” indicated the company Cielis, manager of this market, confirming press information.

Exceptional event

“The Cielis teams, which have been operating Parisian lighting for two and a half years as part of a public contract, were immediately mobilized and turned the lighting back on during the night

,” said the Dalkia subsidiary ( subsidiary of EDF).

“It’s exceptional, it’s not going to happen again this evening

,” assured Cielis, who would like to

“apologize to local residents for the inconvenience caused

. ”

The outage lasted several hours in certain neighborhoods, according to Cielis, who indicated that he was not aware of any accident or safety problem linked to this incident.

Power was restored remotely,

“little by little during the night, depending on the different sectors”

, the same source indicates.

“When we have a problem on our systems, our systems tell us that there is a problem, so the operations teams intervene immediately

. ”

Source: lefigaro

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