COVID-19

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More Europeans prioritise the environment than COVID-19 economic recovery

A new poll suggests more Europeans want the EU to prioritise the environment than want the EU to prioritise the COVID-19 economic recovery.
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CEO Forum partner Nyamezela: “Utilities open to new solutions”

"Increasingly utilities are able to streamline their operations by centralizing activities into smaller numbers of systems."
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Key strategies and technologies to help utilities respond to a “storm”...

For more than three decades, I served at a leading electric utility, responding to numerous storms to keep the lights on for...
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US utilities ready for a pandemic-stricken summer says NERC

US energy regulatory authority the NERC says the country is ready for an 'unprecedented summer' despite disruptions to preparations and the threat to the health and safety of critical industry workers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ed’s note: The long-term impact of a pandemic

The International Energy Agency released its annual World Energy Investment 2020 report in May and noted that 2020 will see the single largest drop...
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IEEE whitepaper addresses COVID-19 challenges for utilities

The Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), has released a free new white paper titled "Sharing Knowledge on Electrical Energy Industry’s First Response to COVID-19", to share insights to assist utilities and operators meet the challenges posed by the pandemic.
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EU Commission presents €750 billion green COVID-recovery plan

The European Commission has announced revisions to its long-term economic planning, including a €750 billion ($826 billion) green recovery plan to drive the bloc's post-pandemic recovery, and build a sustainability-focussed economy for the next generation.

ConEd announces $1.3 billion New York summer pandemic resilience plan

US mega-utility Con Edison (ConEd) has announced its 2020 summer resilience and energy efficiency plan for New York state.
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Ed’s note: Open airwaves – an unexpected consequence of C-19?

I have been contemplating the unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic recently. Much has been said about the potential financial impact and the impact on daily operations, but it is often in the unexpected that little gems can be found.
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The smart energy transition in the new normal

COVID-19 has changed the world in many ways. The health, social and working practice impacts dominate our view of the "New Normal"....

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