The chief executive of German energy giant RWE doesn’t foresee any problems with the country’s electricity supply this winter but says the situation will remain tricky when it comes to gas.

It all depends on the weather, RWE-Chief Markus Krebber told Saturday’s edition of the Rheinische Post newspaper.

“Germany has done everything possible, households and industry are saving gas,” he said, adding that the weather in the month of October had been so mild that the country had barely needed to tap into the gas it has stored. “But that’s not an all-clear. We have no reserves at all,” Krebber warned.

The German government raced to fill the country’s gas storage facilities ahead of the colder winter months and is looking for new supply channels after Russian gas stopped flowing to Germany this year amid a dispute between Moscow and Western countries about the Kremlin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

When it comes to electricity, Germany will export more to France this winter than ever before, the RWE chief executive said. “I am reasonably optimistic that we will get through the winter well in terms of electricity,” said Krebber.

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