May
Coronavirus has shown why we need regulators to deal with future energy network issues NOW. Here’s how…

In this fourth and final article of our series, we explore how the energy industry can learn from Coronavirus network impacts and why we need to deal with ‘future’ network issues NOW… In this series of articles, we explore the imminent issues the energy network is facing due to COVID-19, the immediate solutions, the long-term problem and the regulatory challenges ahead. By Lawrence Orsini PART 4: THE RATE MAKING REVOLUTION If our energy networks are going to survive in the future, we need to significantly change the way they are

April
Why COVID-19 induced energy blackouts could be a sign of things to come

In this third article of our series on the effects of coronavirus on the energy network, we explore how the issues we are facing now could become the norm once climate change takes hold.   In this series of articles, we explore the imminent issues the energy network is facing due to COVID-19, the immediate solutions, the long-term problem and the regulatory challenges ahead. By Lawrence Orsini PART 3: A LONG-TERM CHALLENGE This problem is not just coronavirus. This is the future. Some US power networks will struggle to cope with over-demand if

April
How we can prevent COVID-19 induced blackouts

In this second article of our series on the effects of coronavirus on the energy network, we explain how we CAN prevent potential blackouts in some parts of the US this summer.   In this series of articles, we explore the imminent issues the energy network is facing due to COVID-19, the immediate solutions, the long-term problem and the regulatory challenges ahead. By Lawrence Orsini PART 2: IT’S ALL ABOUT TIME If America remains on lockdown this summer, unprecedented energy demand in some residential networks could lead to power blackouts that