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Special MIC reviews DER interconnection questions

Stakeholders covered a myriad of related topics at the Nov. 17 special Market Implementation Committee meeting on Distributed Energy Resources, covering both interconnection and markets. In the first half of the meeting, stakeholders dissected the particulars of today’s interconnection process…

City Spotlight – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is connected to the high-voltage grid through PPL Electric Utilities, which was a founding member of PJM in 1927. Population of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: 75,293* Total PPL Electric Utilities customers: about 1.4 million customers in 29 Pennsylvania counties** Total…

Modeling Generation Task Force tackles tough task

One of the most complex initiatives currently working its way through the PJM stakeholder process is the consideration for a new combined cycle modeling tool. The Modeling Generation Senior Task Force meets monthly to tackle the intricacies of developing the…

Exploring PJM: PJM’s synchrophasor program…going forward

Part Two of a two-part story. Part One ran the week of Nov. 13. PJM’s synchrophasor program, which began in 2013, is moving to the next level. Synchrophasors are monitoring devices that take high-speed measurements of voltage, current and frequency….

Enhancing energy price formation will help build a resilient system

By Stu Bresler, senior vice president – Operations and Markets Proper energy pricing is vital to accurately reflecting the resources needed to maintain a reliable grid and attracting the optimal mix of resources necessary to build a resilient system going…

PJM proposes enhancements to electric energy price formation

PJM today released a proposal to ensure that its wholesale electricity market prices do the best possible job of reflecting the resources required to serve customers and of maintaining an optimal mix of resources in the long term. In the…

Exploring PJM: PJM’s synchrophasor program

This is Part One of a two-part story. Part Two will run the week of Nov. 20. Situational awareness is a key component of PJM Operations and paramount to the safe, smart operation of the electric grid. Synchrophasors have become…

IMM finds PJM competitive

The Independent Market Monitor for PJM Interconnection, Monitoring Analytics, LLC, found PJM’s wholesale electric energy, capacity and regulation markets produced competitive results during the first nine months of 2017, according to its 2017 Quarterly State of the Market Report for…

United Way honors PJM for charitable giving and volunteerism

The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey has recognized PJM with its Impact Award for outstanding results in charitable giving and volunteerism. “The culture of caring and giving back is ingrained in PJM and our employees. We…

Planning Committee presents proposals for market efficiency

A goal of PJM’s market efficiency evaluation process is to plan facilities to achieve economic efficiencies and associated metrics. It is designed to determine which reliability upgrades, if any, have an economic benefit if accelerated and to identify new transmission…