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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

This page displays all of the information that we have collected about COVID-19 and it’s impact on the energy industry.

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TVA offering virtual energy efficiency audits

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said this week that it the first utility in the southeast U.S. to launch virtual home energy evaluations, enabling residents across its seven-state region to gain from energy-saving advice, even during COVID-19. Normally, for an...

Utilities and pandemic planning: How we keep the lights on when the unthinkable happens

"Electricity is a key component of the fabric of modern society""–NERC's March 2020 GridEx V report Providing reliable power to customers and serving communities are a cornerstone to the functioning of electric companies. Whether it...
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What states can learn from Illinois’ new COVID-19 utility relief agreement

A settlement last week extends the state's moratorium on utility shutoffs and provides $47 million in bill relief funding. Illinois regulators approved a wide-ranging COVID-19 utility relief agreement Thursday that extends the state's moratorium on...
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IEA calls for $3 trillion global investment in COVID-19 recovery

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a global COVID-19 recovery plan for the global energy sector which outlines a three-year series of actions designed to revitalize economies, boost employment and make energy systems cleaner...

Ameren launches fundraising effort to help COVID-19 recovery in Missouri and Illinois

Ameren Co. has launched the AmerenCares "˜Power of Giving' COVID-19 Relief Fund, which has more than $500,000 of commitments its employees and Board of Directors in the campaign's first two weeks. Funds will directly support nonprofit programs...

Economic recovery & the rise of DER in a post-pandemic world

As the world grapples with the dire consequences of COVID-19, many are trying to assess the impact the global pandemic, ensuing economic downturn, and social inequities, will have on renewables and the overall energy transition to a...
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UK EV charge point market set for 29% annual growth despite COVID-19

UK-based energy market research consultancy, Delta-EE, released its UK electric vehicle (EV) charger forecast, showing that the market is set for 29% year-on-year growth in charge point sales through 2030, despite COVID-19's impact on new vehicle sales. "We expect...

Entergy crews, contractors transfer and install massive transformer

Changing the way crews work during a pandemic doesn't stop major projects from moving forward, no matter how big they are. Entergy Corp. employees and contractors joined forces to transport a 100-ton transformer from Chalmette,...
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Dominion urges voluntary utility disconnect ban extension

Dominion Energy Virginia asked state regulators Monday to give utilities the option to suspend service disconnections for another four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state's largest electric utility made the request in a filing with the...

Utilities — the silent heroes of the power industry

For people in many parts of the world, electricity is easy to take for granted. We flip a switch and it's there. But that reliability is no accident: it's the result of round-the-clock efforts by...