German supermarkets have started to turn off escalators to save electricity — Bild

German supermarkets disable the escalators in order to save electricity. The first such decision was made by the trade network Saturn and Kaufhof.

About it reports newspaper Bild.

“In the field of lighting and escalators, we are already saving electricity, where possible, trying not to cause inconvenience to the customers”, — said the head of Saturn Miguel Mullenbach.

In Berlin and Frankfurt am main Mall off the escalators in the early morning and in the evening. Preparing to implement these measures and Ikea.

While the representative trade network Konsum Weimar admitted that even these actions will not be able to stabilize the situation.

“Unfortunately, it does not compensate for the expected energy costs that we have incurred” she explained.