COVID-19: Implications for the Energy Sector

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect on all sectors. While essential energy services continue to be supplied on an uninterrupted basis, the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled much energy project construction and development; and extended the closing date for applicants to qualify to take part in the first competition under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme. The paragraphs below give a short run-down on the impact COVID-19 has had on the energy sector to date.