If you haven't heard by now, the U.S. government shut down on Tuesday. So, now two days into the big mess, more people are starting to feel it besides the WWII vets trying to visit their Memorial.
Utility Dive's Rod Kuckro provides an agency-by-agency breakdown of what to expect:in the energy industry from the closing of the government. He includes the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Department of the Interior.
One of the agencies affected in the power industry the most is the Department of Agriculture, as the Rural Utilities Service will stop processing loans and grants for electric cooperatives to build transmission infrastructure.
If FERC exhausted the carryover funds and had to implement a shutdown, less than 5% of employees would be at work, assigned to the monitoring of energy markets, electric reliability and infrastructure and inspecting hydropower and liquefied natural gas facilities. The processing of filings tied to activities not excepted would be halted....(Utility Dive)