Efficiency Sector Stems COVID-19 Job Losses April 20 2020
The efficiency sector is getting creative to stem COVID-19 job losses, according to Utility Dive:
Efficiency audits conducted by video have so far helped municipal cooperative Energy New England (ENE) avoid laying off staff and officials say customer enthusiasm for the new approach may signal a permanent change in how business is conducted.Thanks to NY-GEO member Irene Weiser for this tip.
ENE provides efficiency services and other products to 25 municipal utilities in the Northeast and has been experimenting with "virtual energy audits" to keep workers on board and maintain a pipeline of projects for when the economy reopens. So far, the group has completed about 70 virtual home audits and is exploring offering similar services to small business customers.