Solar COVID-19

US solar companies call for action from Congress on COVID-19

554 US solar companies have sent a letter to the US Congress underscoring the impact COVID-19 is having on the solar industry, via industry body, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Live webinar series – COVID-19: Utility Crisis Management

Join this live virtual discussion where we bring you the best insights from key utilities around the world who have dealt with or are dealing with the challenge of keeping services operational in an age of social distancing and isolation.
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Tesla Gigafactory to produce ventilators “as soon as humanly possible”

Tesla’s New York Gigafactory is set to re-open, and will start producing ventilators "as soon as humanly possible" to combat the shortage of the life-saving devices in the state.
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US: Five ways COVID-19 could derail renewables

Although COVID-19 can strengthen the call for resiliency and distributed renewable generation, there are at least five ways that the disease could ruin renewables in the near-term.
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PG&E to plead guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter for 2018...

The utility announced it had reached a plea agreement with the Butte County District Attorney’s office, saving PG&E executives from prison sentences, but with a $4 million fine imposed.
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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 crisis.

Study into potential coronavirus treatment starts testing in Canada

The Montreal Heart Institute announces that its Research Center is launching today a COVID-19 clinical study in Canada to determine whether short-term treatment would reduce the risk of pulmonary complications and related deaths.
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PG&E donates $1 million, 900,000 masks for California COVID-19 relief

Pacific Gas & Electric is donating nearly one million medical masks to California governor Gavin Newsom’s emergency office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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US: FERC, NERC lessen compliance regulations as COVID-19 worsens

The FERC and the NERC have announced steps to ensure that operators of the bulk electric system can on keeping people safe and the lights on by announcing a relaxing of certain regulations over a limited period.
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US utilities announce zero shut-offs, ongoing consumer support

Power utilities across North America have been responding quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak, with many issuing both internal and external statements expressing support for customers, and suspending service cut-offs to minimise the rapidly-changing effects of the virus.

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