Impacts of COVID-19 Virus on Electricity Demand

LCG, March 27, 2020 -- Jeremy Platt, an energy scientist, Palo Alto has made some early analysis of impact of COVID -19 on electricity demand using the grid operators data published by LCG. Data from several areas of the country offer early and near real-time views of impacts of the economic slowdown due to evolving regional and statewide coronavirus mitigation strategies.

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California PUC Targets Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030

LCG, March 27, 2020--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday unanimously approved a new emissions target for its electric sector that would double California's clean energy capacity through 2030 and effectively block new natural gas-fired electric generating facilities.

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Industry News


Ronnie Bates has been named senior vice president for marketing by Georgia Power Co., a subsidiary of the Southern Co. He replaces Bertram Sears, who resigned to lead his own business. Bates joined Southern in 1975 as a mechanic's helper and was most recently vice president for transmission with Georgia Power.

Mark W. Marano has been named president and chief executive of AEP Gas Power Systems, a recently- formed joint venture between American Electric Power Co. Inc. and G.A.S. Gas Capital Inc. He joins AEP Gas Power Systems from AEP subsidiary Numanco Group in Tulsa, Okla., a provider of specialized technical support services to the U.S. commercial nuclear industry, wherehe served as president and chief executive officer.

Richard N. Marshall has been named treasurer and director of investor relations by natural gas firm Southern Union Co. A 15-year veteran of the company, he most recently was vice president for rates and regulatory affairs.

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