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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.

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...
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PSE&G resuming work while continuing COVID-19 safety protocols

As a result of New Jersey Governor Murphy's recent executive order and with approval by the Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G) will be resuming work. Employees and contractors will follow protocols...
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PSEG Long Island supports COVID-19 fund

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Long Island and PSEG Foundation are supporting United Way of Long Island with a $25,000 grant to a newly formed fund addressing community needs caused by COVID-19. With schools and businesses shutting down, low-wage...
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Rise in severe weather from climate change threatens grid, according to Accenture research

According to new research from Accenture, 95% of utility executives believe that climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions has been contributing to increased extreme weather events that electricity networks have experienced over the past 10 years. Also,...
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Ameren issues 2020 sustainability report – ESG is a key focus

US utility Ameren has published its 2020 sustainability report which details the company's commitment to improving customer services, as well as to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Key highlights of the utility's Our Sustainability Story: Customers at...

G&W Electric donates $27K to Salvation Army; renovates Habitat for Humanity home

The Salvation Army of Joliet has received a donation of nearly $27,000 from Bolingbrook-based G&W Electric through a mix of employee donations and a company match. The donation will be used to provide food and financial assistance...
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Electric vehicle sales to fall drastically in 2020

According to the latest annual Long-Term Electric Vehicle Outlook, published by BloombergNEF (BNEF), sales of electric vehicles are forecast to fall 18% in 2020, to 1.7 million worldwide, due to impacts of COVID-19 on the industry's growth. Sales...
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COVID-19 slows U.S. residential energy efficiency industry, says GlobalData

At the end of April, around 20 states stopped residential energy efficiency retrofitting to low income households, according to GlobalData. In these states, residential energy efficiency work was suspended by utilities, states, service providers and small businesses, as...
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Brattle economists release updates on COVID-19 impacts on energy industry

Economists at The Brattle Group have released an assessment on the impacts of COVID-19 on the energy industry through April 2020. The report is an update to an earlier compilation and assessment on the...

What innovative utility customer programs will result from COVID-19?

DISTRIBUTECH 2021, set to take place in San Diego, California from February 9-11, 2021, might just be the place to discover how utilities have adapted their customer offerings in this new world. As the pandemic...