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Op-ed: Turbine Failures and the Grand Experiment in Resiliency from COVID-19

Reflecting on the question of "what’s different?" for life after COVID, I am drawn to a lesson from trying to start a business in the power generation sector.  This venture started out with an algorithm we...

EIA: U.S. summertime demand will drop due to coronavirus concerns, economic fall

The efforts to suppress COVID-19 and its resulting economic recession could push U.S. electricity demand this summer down to its lowest level in 11 years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA forecast that...

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,...

Regulated utilities extend customer protections due to virus

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Regulated utilities in Michigan have agreed to extend service shut-off protections, flexible payment plans and other options offered to customers struggling with bills due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Michigan Public...

FPL adopts expanded hurricane response plan in wake of COVID-19 staff measures

As the hurricane season approaches, utilities in the potential storm paths are re-evaluating their response plans in the wake of another disaster, the COVID-19 pandemic. Florida Power & Light Co., announced it is factoring the pandemic...

Study: World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found. But with life and heat-trapping gas levels...

Storms, food and working from home: Utility leaders discuss unique ways they dealt with...

The coronavirus pandemic has gripped the usually short U.S. nationwide attention span for the past three months, with a shutdown that impacted every facet of economic and personal life. Some companies had to furlough...

Energy startups find positivity in and beyond pandemic

(Sarah Toews is a conference coordinator with Clarion Events, parent company of POWERGEN International, DISTRIBUTECH International and HYDROVISION International. She also leads coordination of the Initiate startup competition at those events). Last month, I had...

Labor data: Clean energy jobs taking major beating in early coronavirus era

The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed the economy pretty much everywhere and once fast-rising carbon-reduction entities were not spared, either. And that’s putting it mildly. A new analysis of U.S. Department of Labor unemployment data indicates that...

Webcast: Utility leaders reveal workforce responses to coronavirus era

Entergy COO Paul Hinnenkamp, ComEd President and COO Terry Donnelly and Grant County PUD (Washington state) CTO Derin Blumn highlight free webcast panel on handling their workforces during the pandemic. -- -- -- -- --...

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