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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.

US utilities working with authorities in COVID-19 efforts says ESCC

Investor-owned electric companies, public power utilities, and electric cooperatives in the US are working together to protect the energy grid and ensure continued access to safe and reliable electricity during the COVID-19 global health...

EEI: What electric utilities should know in a time of pandemic

The NBA season and NCAA tournaments can go away due to coronavirus fears. We'll get over it. The stock market can plummet and squeeze trillions of dollars out of commission. The world still goes...

Pacific Gas & Electric donating one million (masks and dollars) to coronavirus relief effort

Pacific Gas & Electric is donating nearly one million medical masks to California Gov. Gavin Newsom's emergency office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Centered in a state which officially has gone into a "shelter in place"...

China to focus on stimulating energy infrastructure growth as the country tries to recover...

Major players like ABB and Siemens could see big boosts. According to a memo from Yuki Yu, founder of research firm Energy Iceberg, the Chinese government has set an emphasis on "new infrastructure" as part of a stimulus...

AVANGRID CEO James P. Torgerson to retire in June

Orange, Connecticut-based AVANGRID announced this week that CEO James P. Torgerson, 67, will retire on June 23, 2020, the day immediately following the annual meeting of shareholders. The company is conducting an internal and external search for...

FERC, NERC lessen compliance regulations so grid operators can keep the lights on during...

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) announced that they are taking steps to ensure that operators of the bulk electric system can focus their resources on...
Cyber Security

Be alert to potential coronavirus cyber scams

During the COVID-19, aka the coronavirus, pandemic, we have heard daily the importance of good hygiene. Maintain physical distance, avoid unnecessary crowds, and above all else wash your hands. These acts of proper hygiene...

Energy and Policy Institute says some utilities have — and some have not —...

The Energy and Policy Institute (EPI) is tracking which utilities are suspending electricity and water disconnects for non-paying customers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The group said that many utilities are either voluntarily suspending disconnections or are being...

For utilities, coronavirus puts resource management in focus

Each year, the U.S. federal government gives states and hospitals approximately $1 billion for disaster preparedness. That is more than the entire healthcare budget of many Third World countries. Healthcare experts say if coronavirus,...

CERAWeek canceled amid COVID-19 coronavirus concerns

On Sunday, March 1, IHS Markit executives, Lance Uggla, Daniel Yergin and James Rosenfield notified CERAWeek participants that they had made the decision to cancel this year's event, which was set to take place next week in...