Date
19. Mar 2020
Location
Essen
Publisher
OGE

Press release

COVID-19: Health and security of supply are a top priority for OGE

  • Security of natural gas supplies reliably guaranteed 
  • Extensive measures taken to protect the health of employees

As the operator of a critical infrastructure, OGE has proven crisis and emergency management systems in place to ensure security of supply even under unusual circumstances. Since the novel coronavirus first appeared in Germany, OGE has implemented a number of preventive measures to protect employees and ensure operations. 

In addition to special hygiene measures, the concrete steps adopted include: severe restriction of contact between employees and/or with other groups of people, severely restricted access to OGE sites and instructions to employees to work from home. Additional precautionary measures have been implemented for employees working in particularly sensitive areas, such as Dispatching.

The situation is being closely monitored by a Task Force and reassessed on a daily basis. OGE is prepared for a spread of the corona pandemic. Protective measures already implemented will be extended and supplemented as necessary.

Security of supply and the health of its employees remain a top priority for OGE, even beyond the current crisis situation caused by COVID-19. Natural gas supplies are guaranteed in any case.