It is important for power producers, utilities and grid operators to make sure critical employees, such as control room operators, are healthy and to have them live on-site until the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. These highly skilled workers must work near one another in order to keep the electricity flowing and avoid blackouts. Having them infected with COVID-19 must be avoided as it presents a Hobbesian choice: risk workers’ lives or shut down the facility and put the pubic in danger. Fortunately, many companies have already sequestered workers. More should do so. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written an Op-Ed about this topic here.
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