One of NEEP’s core tenets is collaboration, which is even more important during times of crisis. Part of this collaboration is to be a resource for those in our industry looking for answers during this uncertain time. We’ve provided this resource page in hopes that it will address question or concerns regarding COVID-related information. If you have a suggestion for additional resources reach out to our Marketing Associate, Victoria Salvatore at email@example.com. This page will be regularly updated.
Some states are opening regulatory proceedings to examine COVID-19 impacts. Examples include:
- Massachusetts - Docket 20-58 opened May 11 to investigate potential policies and practices regarding customer assistance and ratemaking measures for utilities. A Customer Assistance and Ratemaking working group to assist in establishing appropriate policies and practices was also established.
- Maryland - Docket PC53 opened July 8 to elicit information from utilities and stakeholders on the impacts of COVID -19 on utilities and the services they provide. Particularly “What regulatory actions would the utility, or other parties, suggest the Commission consider to mitigate and continue monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on Maryland utilities and ratepayers?”
- Docket 9639 – opened April 9 to authorize each utility create a regulatory asset to record the incremental costs related to COVID-19 incurred beginning on March 16.
- District of Columbia - Docket FC1164 opened May 28 to examine the impacts of COVID-19 on public utilities and District ratepayers. The order directs the General Counsel to convene a technical conference within 45 days after the state of emergency order is lifted.
- Delaware - Docket 20-0286 opened May 4, ordering the utilities to establish a regulatory asset account to capture and track COVID-19 related costs. Further requests will be filed in this docket.
- Maine - Docket 2020-00098 opened March 25 to collect information on competitive electricity door-to-door marketing activities in response to COVID-19.
- New York - Docket 20-01253/20-M-0266 initiated on June 11 to identify and address the impacts of COVID-19 on customers and utilities. As part of this proceeding, the PSC will also examine the change in electricity use, impacts on rate-setting, rate design, and utility financial strength.
- Docket 20-00857/20-M-0187 opened April 10 in response to a joint petition for immediate rate relief for electric and gas customers in response to COVID-19. The petition recommends that surcharges and collections devoted towards funding programs likely to be delayed be paused temporarily or reduced significantly. This includes energy efficiency programs, utility heat pump programs, and new power generation and energy storage projects. Many organizations have submitted comment letters against pausing the collection of system benefits charges that are used for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
- Energy Estimator- Powered by HELIX and ClearlyEnergy can provide remote home energy assessments to support residential energy efficiency programs
- Energy Codes are Life Safety Codes
- Operational Guidance for Schools During the Pandemic
- Codes, COVID-19, Climate Change, and Catastrophe
- Energy Codes for a Green Economy
- Real Estate’s Real Issue
- COVID-19 and Workforce Impacts
- COVID-19 and Climate: A Tale of Two Crises
- Policy Tracker: April 2020
- Non-profit Resources Abound in Trying Times
- First Bell: Considerations for Safe Schools
- Expiring Utility Moratoriums and Managing Arrearages in the Age of COVID-19
- REED Rendering #17: Energy Efficiency Programs Results & Goals in the COVID-19 Era
ALLIES AND FUNDERS RESOURCES
- COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season: Cadmus and FEMA
- Build Back Better, Faster: E4TheFuture
- Resource Center: Franklin Energy
- COVID Response Center: NYSERDA
- COVID Response: Barr Foundation
- COVID-19 and Climate Strategy Refocus: Energy Foundation
- COVID-19 Emergency Relief: Merck Family Fund
- Coronavirus Hub: U.S. DOE
- The Clean Energy Transition is Here and We Can’t Let COVID Wreck It: Alliance to Save Energy (blog)
- Back to Work: COVID-19 Resource Guide: Building Performance Association
- Alliance to Save Energy is working on federal level response to COVID-19.
- The Energy & Policy Institute is tracking utility shutoff moratoriums (and noting status).
- The National Conference of State Legislatures is tracking impacts of COVID-19 on state legislatures, including suspension or postponement of sessions.
TOOLS AND RESPONSE GUIDANCE
- School Ventilation for COVID: Collaborative for High Performance Schools
- Response and Resource Center: ASHRAE
- Coronavirus Response Center: International Code Council
- Back to Work COVID Resource Guide: Building Performance Association
- NASEO Newsroom: NASEO
- COVID-19 Resources for Architects: American Institute of Architects
- COVID-19 Information: MassSave
- Employer Guidance: Air Conditioning Contractors of America
- Resource Center: HARDI
- Best Practices Library: EGIA
- COVID-19 Playbook for Contractors: ServiceTitan
- Navigating COVID-19 In The Trades Newsletter: ServiceTitan
- COVID-19 Recovery Center: Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
- Contractor Online Training Opportunities in the Northeast
- Health and Safety Guidance for EE Vendors: Environmental Health & Engineering Inc.
- Resources for Installation Professionals: Hot Water Solutions
- COVID Center: Environmental Protection Agency
- #NPCOVID19: Nonprofit professionals
- COVID Resources for Non-profits: Third Sector New England
- Your Mental Health and Well-being: American Psychiatric Association
- Education Resources: Amazing Educational Resources
- Small Business Guidance: U.S. Small Business Administration
- Coronavirus Center: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Government Response to COVID: Federal Government