1. As utilities tackle immediate COVID-19 impacts, analysts stress need to focus beyond the pandemic | Utility Dive

    As utilities tackle immediate COVID-19 impacts, analysts stress need to focus beyond the pandemic | Utility Dive

    Data now verifies a pandemic-driven collapsing commercial-industrial (C&I) electricity load is only partially offset by sheltering-at-home customers' spiking residential usage. Utilities have implemented measures to help residential customers cope with rising power bills. But some utility leaders and analysts are thinking beyond today's uncertainties and looking instead toward tomorrow's system needs in light of these shifting load dynamics, they told Utility Dive. One of the resources they're looking at? Storage.

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    1. With more people at home using electricity, DR programs will likely get less use reduction per household and need higher enrollmentsĀ to spread reductions over more customers.
    2. Changes in electric demand and consumption patterns from COVID-19 have created uncertainty and challenges.
    3. Virtually every utility at the highest levels was already focused on how to facilitate electric vehicle charger installations and that has not changed.
    4. This is a moment to re-imagine the energy system and understand the value of new transmission, long duration storage, and demand response programs that add load and dispatch flexibility.
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