April 3rd, 2020
Far from the public view is an important part of the COVID-19 fight: electricity-sector professionals have sequestered themselves at grid facilities for weeks at a time to keep the power on. Hospitals and homes depend on the constant energy supply these workers provide. New York, Italy, and Austria have already isolated key electricity employees from the coronavirus-infected world. These public servants deserve our thanks and recognition. Without their sacrifices, our communities could face the catastrophe of electric outages at the worse possible time. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written more about this topic here.
|Paul Steidler is a Senior Fellow of the Lexington Institute, who researches, studies, and discusses energy and logistics issues. Steidler has 15 years’ experience in the research, analysis, and public commentary on energy generation and transmission issues. His work and views have appeared in such outlets as The New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, Investor’s Business Daily and numerous other news outlets. Mr. Steidler is a magna cum laude graduate from Villanova University with a B.A. in Political Science and Honors. He resides in Reston, Virginia.