USAEE Webinar: Power System Demand and COVID-19
Times Is Rough and Tough Like Leather: Power Demand and Financial Stability in a Rural Utility During COVID-19
October 6, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
We all know how COVID-19 posed massive business challenges across the global economy – but it’s less understood what the stakes were for public service entities. In this webinar, we quantify the impact of COVID-19 on electric demand in the MISO footprint, and what that has meant to a group of small municipal utilities in Minnesota. We also discuss the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on the financial stability of our municipal utilities. In a world full of Black Swans, the intent is for all involved with public sector utilities to have realistic guidance on how to do scenario analysis and financial stress tests.
Economist/Resource Planner, Central Municipal Power Agency Services (CMPAS)
Kyle is an energy economics practitioner based in Minneapolis. He works for CMPAS, an agency that provides market and grid services for municipal utilities. He plans and negotiates long-term power supply contracts, and provides wide-ranging research and policy support. He has 15 years of experience in the economics of wholesale power systems. He has an M.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with undergraduate education at St Olaf College and the London School of Economics.
Registration is free; you will receive a webinar link when you register.