COVID-19 has accelerated demand trends and created new hurdles for electric and natural gas utilities.
Potential shifts in state priorities toward budgetary and other immediate concerns could jeopardize the feasibility of renewable and energy efficiency programs. The ability of utilities to securitize debt and finance new developments could further be hindered.
REMI Senior Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. and Economist Leon Zhang will be hosting an upcoming webinar, “Exploring the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Electric & Natural Gas Utilities,” that is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET).
This presentation evaluates several simulations associated with changes in demand by various sectors for electric and natural gas utilities, financing debt, delayed fuel substitution, and considerations for future scenarios.