July 15, 2020
Scott Hinson Talks About Summer Peak Energy Use and the COVID Pandemic on The Weather Channel
Pecan Street’s Chief Technology Officer, Scott Hinson, was interviewed by the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore today about the coincidence of summer peak energy usage and the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott provided an overview of our recent analysis that shows a significant increase in residential energy use due to efforts to combat the virus by sheltering at home. This increase in energy use comes at a time when we typically see peak system usage due to high temperatures and increased HVAC usage.