Essential staff at the nation’s power plants may find themselves living on site as the COVID-19 crisis worsens, and some plants already have begun stockpiling beds, blankets and food.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted just about every sector of the economy, and that now includes the energy sector, according to analysts and media reports.
The Southern Cross Transmission Project seeks to create a direct-current transmission link between ERCOT and the Southeastern United States using a transmission line through Louisiana and Mississippi.
ERCOT technicians and market participants already have begun taking steps to ensure the grid continues functioning reliably.
ERCOT has no control over the quantity of electricity used on the system, although its finances depend on that usage.
A recent study has found that combining hydro-power with mountain storage could represent a realistic option for areas with high electricity costs.