The grid operator began monitoring shifting usage patterns about a month ago as large numbers of Texans began working from home.
Chances are that you’re cooking home now more than ever. But this means you probably also run your home dishwasher more — and dishwashers hog energy.
The emergency fund will be financed through a 33 cent-per-megawatt charge on utility bills, or about 33 cents per month.
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.