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.