The pandemic and accompanying stay-at-home orders have greatly affected many regional services, including utilities.
Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order and the accompanying months of social distancing have greatly affected what buildings remain open, and where people spend their time.
Modern life requires electricity, and more people at home has changed how it’s consumed. Aleksi Paaso is the Director of Distribution Planning at ComEd. He said the times of day in which people use the most electricity haven’t shifted, but the system’s still been affected.