How coronavirus is changing electricity usage, in 3 charts

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May 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

Critical Commentary

This news article talks about shifting energy demand during COVID-19, focusing on California, New York, and Italy. Data is taking from electricity grids and shows that there is a reduced overall demand on the grid -- so even with increased usage in households, the amount of energy consumption is still down because of closed businesses. It also shows that the timing of use has shifted.


Garcia, Sierra. (2020) "How coronavirus is changing electricity use in three charts." Grist. April 10.



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Sierra Garcia, "How coronavirus is changing electricity usage, in 3 charts", contributed by Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 2 May 2020, accessed 21 June 2024.