IEA Publishes Updated Findings on the Impact of COVID-19

In January, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the electricity sector through the end of 2020. The report found that, following significant reductions in energy demand, especially during the spring and summer, demand was above 2019 levels in many jurisdictions by the end of the year.

The other key trend demonstrated in the report was an increase in the share of renewables as a proportion of the electricity generation mix during periods of depressed electricity demand. As demand recovered, the report found the generation mix returned to something closer to pre-COVID-19 levels, with the contribution made by fossil fuels and nuclear increasing. In the United States, the report found natural gas remained the leading source of electricity.

United States: The 2020 U.S. Elections

Federal—In March, the Biden administration outlined its proposed American Jobs Plan. This $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes investments in...

Learn More

United States: STATE LEVEL

Arizona—The Arizona Senate is considering House-passed HB2248, which would revoke the Arizona Corporation Commission’s authority to adopt or enforce...

Learn More


Distribution utilities in Victoria publish updated revenue proposals—In December, the five distribution network utilities in Victoria published updated proposals on revenues and...

Learn More


OEB stakeholder session considers next steps for remuneration and DER—On February 3, the Ontario Energy Board held a stakeholder conference focused on plans for...

Learn More


RIIO: Electricity Distribution Annual Report—In December, the British energy regulator Ofgem published its latest annual reports for all network sectors, including...

Learn More


Regulator announces outage-performance findings—In February, New Zealand’s competition, consumer, and regulatory agency announced its decisions with...

Learn More


Download Report