Racial Equity in the Smart Energy Future
- Aug 3, 2021 5:04 pm GMT
With the social unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020, many in the utility sector began thinking about ways to advance racial equity in the industry – for both their customers as well as their employees.
For example, Georgia Power announced a plan to invest $75 million over a five-year period to help advance racial equity and social justice efforts in Georgia, while other utilities developed diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and, in some cases, added new executive positions to lead these initiatives.
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