COVID-19 Industry Response

At We Stand for Energy we know communities and individuals are continuing to adjust to the new reality of mass closures and impacts to our daily lives due to the COVID-19 health crisis. During this time, we want you to know that the We Stand for Energy Community is here to help.

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To learn more about how the industry plans for pandemic, listen to our Podcast, The Current.

Episode 5:This week, Brad speaks with Richard McMahon, Senior Vice President of Energy Supply and Finance at EEI, to discuss COVID-19’s impact on customers, electricity usage and on states’ economies. Brad and Richard also discuss what lessons policymakers may learn from this crisis and how to prepare for the next.

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Episode 4:This week, Brad speaks with Katrina Metzler, Executive Director at the National Energy Utility & Affordability Coalition, or NEUAC. Katrina discusses the importance of the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and how state policymakers can help families struggling financially due to COVID-19.

Episode 3: In this week’s episode, Brad talks with Nancy Moody, Vice President of Public Affairs at DTE Energy, to discuss DTE Energy’s partnership with Detroit public schools to bring internet and 51,000 laptops to students learning from home amid COVID-19 school closures.

Episode 2: In this episode Brad speaks with Monica Martinez of Utilities United Against Scams about some of the fraudulent activities that citizens should be wary of particularly under the various shelter at home orders and how people can protect themselves and their loved ones.

Episode 1: In the inaugural episode of ‘The Current,’ our host, Brad Viator, has a discussion with Scott Aaronson about what the electric industry is doing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis to ensure electricity is available as America moves to working at home.

Below are a few additional resources that highlight the different ways the electric power industry is responding to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Due to COVID-19 we are seeing an increase in possible messaging scams. Please take a moment to visit the Utilities United Against Scams website to familiarize yourself with common scams and signs, and remember to stay vigilant.

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