Covid-19 shows how fundamental electricity is: IEA director

24 March 2020 (Last Updated March 24th, 2020 10:53)

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how much modern societies rely on electricity, said IEA executive director Fatih Birol.

In a press release published on Sunday, Birol commented that governments need to act if they want to maintain electricity security during the pandemic.

Measures include assessing the availability of flexibility resources and rewarding different sources – such as hydropower and nuclear gas – for their contribution to electricity security.