White Paper | COVID-19 and Critical Infrastructure Part II: Regulatory Stability for the Future
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we released a white paper detailing prudent regulatory responses by the states. Here, we expand upon our previous recommendations with a particular focus on regulatory actions to maintain stability for utilities in the medium- to long-term. As the country emerges from lockdowns and into a summer season where electricity consumption tends to grow, regulators face the same challenge as all Americans: how to get back to something more “normal,” and assessing whether there is a new “normal” to adapt to.
We remain committed to the regulatory values we expressed in the first paper: to support the continued stability, robustness, and reliability of the grid. Here, we deal with the longer-term steps that regulators will need to consider.