New York Utility Works To Isolate On-Site Staffers

Politico reports:

The nation’s largest state utility has initiated talks with New York’s private generators to enter into a pact to keep critical power plants staffed and fueled as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.

The New York Power Authority began isolating critical control room and security staff on-site at its major power plants and transmission control stations last week, as did the independent operator of the state’s power grid.

Utilities and power plants, particularly in the New York City area, have had to house key employees on-site before — including for more than a week in some cases after Superstorm Sandy — but the uncertainty of how long the coronavirus pandemic will stretch on makes the current situation unique.

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