Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy is speaking during the EUCI webinar Pandemic Response – COVID-19 for Utilities on April 9, 2020.
“The entire [utility] industry is expecting 20-40% absenteeism.” Ralph Izzo, CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) said this of the recent COVID-19 pandemic in our nation today. Now more than ever, utility work is a public service and the need for an informed, collective response is felt by many. As the epicenter of the pandemic continues to shift to the United States, the energy community can expect to see more effects on workforce logistics, operations, and critical infrastructure.
Many utilities have already begun to take measures to prepare for the possibility of a local outbreak on customers and employees. However, with such a contagious virus, many medical professionals have suggested that putting together the wrong plan could be worse than doing nothing at all.
This three hour webinar will offer a comprehensive utility perspective on how to prepare for worst case situations by maintaining critical infrastructure and keeping the lights on while acting in the best interest of your employees and customers. This webinar features an experienced list of industry experts in the areas of utility operations, policy, safety, and emergency management to share their insight for every energy professional.
Registration is required. For more details, including an agenda, and registration, please follow the link to the event website.