The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance is monitoring the regional response to COVID-19 as it develops. If you have a resource to share or a question for our team, contact us at [email protected].

Last updated: July 17, 2020

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A Message from Mandy

SEEA Resources

Southeast in a Time of Crisis: Impacts and Innovations in Energy Efficiency
Listen to the webinar recording and view the slides from our original broadcast on May 20, 2020.

Business & Utility-Specific National Trackers

As we continue to track and observe the response of government agencies, utility commissions, and utilities, we are paying particular attention to energy burdened populations, existing and pending energy efficiency programs, and the energy efficiency workforce.

Utility Disconnection Trackers 

Utility Disconnection Suspensions 

     Suspension Type     Lift Date
AL     Voluntary
PSC Press Release
AL Power Statement
AR     The commission order extended
until the end of the emergency declaration
[Docket No. 20-012-A]
     Expired June 19
FL     Voluntary
FL state of emergency extended through Aug. 7
     Orlando Utilities – Expired July 13
JEA – Expired July 7
Unknown if utilities will extend
date in accordance with extended state of emergency
GA     Commission statement, Voluntary
GA Power Info Page
     Natural gas utilities – expired July 1
Georgia Power – expired July 15
KY     Commission order (EPI)
[Docket No. 2020-00085]
     Until further notice; PSC issued
ROI to utilities to inform decision-making, due July 7
LA     Commission order
[Special Order No. 28-2020]
     Expired July 16
MS     Commission order
[Docket No. 2018-AD-141]
     Expired May 26
NC     Commission order extends through state of emergency EO
[Docket No. M-100, SUB 158]
Utilities filing monthly reports
     Governor’s order 142 ends July 29
SC     Commission order 2020-228 issued March 14, discontinued May 14
Duke disconnect procedures
[Docket No. 2020-106-A]
     PSC suspension lifted May 14
Governor’s order ends July 26
TN     Commission order based on state of emergency; Tennessee Valley Authority has extended a $1 billion line of credit to defer wholesale power payments to local companies and also gave additional regulatory flexibility to local utilities to enable them to halt disconnections     Commission order applies to APCo & Entergy Arkansas and expired on June 26 TVA – no disconnection suspension, allows local power suppliers to make those decisions
VA     Commission order
[Docket No. PUR-2020-00048]
     August 31

Public Service Commission Practices & Procedures

Commission PracticesLinks
ALProceedings live streamedLive stream
ARPhysical attendance discouraged; daily filings posted on websiteCOVID-19 info page
Daily filings
FLProceedings live streamedLive stream
GA     Proceedings live streamed     Live stream
KY     Proceedings live streamed     Live stream
LA     Proceedings live streamed     Live stream
MS     Proceedings live streamed     Live stream
NC     Most hearings held remotely; some physical hearings postponed     Schedule (with locations)
Orders & Press Releases
SC     Proceedings live streamedLive stream
TNTVA board meetings to maintain schedule & transition to virtual platforms; meeting agenda items
& instructions for submitting public written comments on the board’s website under
2020 Meeting Schedule & Past Meeting Schedule Archive
Main Page
May 7 board meeting
VAProceedings live streamedLive stream

Utility Small Business Resources

On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act) was passed by Congress, providing financial aid to families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic


Consumer Advocacy Resources

SEEA does not lobby but is keeping track of consumer advocacy efforts in the region

Do you have questions or additional information to share? Contact policy manager, Claudette Ayanaba