Coronavirus-Related Restrictions Affecting Energy Efficiency Efforts
- Mar 25, 2020 5:43 pm GMT
The restrictions being put in place to control the novel coronavirus are having an effect on energy efficiency efforts by electric utilities and others.
With many areas requiring residents to work from home unless their job is considered critical, much energy efficiency work that needs to be performed in person, ranging from energy audits to construction projects, is being postponed or cancelled. For example, Southern California Edison has suspended all energy audits and instead is promoting its online energy tool for residential customers.
SCE also is trying to help its customers who are working at home keep their energy bills down in other ways, such as by posting a story called “Your Guide to Teleworking and Energy Efficiency” on its Energized news site. The story offered four easy-to-follow tips for people whose residences are now their offices, the simplest of which involves opening curtains in the daytime so they don’t have to turn on their electric lights as much.
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.