For previous issues of Inside Lines before February 2015, please see the archives on pjm.com.

PJM lays out plans for FERC filing on capacity pricing

At the Members Committee webinar on Feb. 20, Vince Duane, PJM senior vice president − Law, Compliance & External Relations, laid out the process that PJM will follow in enacting the PJM Board’s direction on capacity pricing. The board directed…

PJM, stakeholders work on task force charters, work plans

Energy Price Formation Senior Task Force Stakeholders refined the draft charter and work plan of the Energy Price Formation Senior Task Force at its Feb. 15 meeting. Language changes captured the idea of providing stakeholders the data they need to…

PJM Board action on Capacity Repricing

This week the PJM Board took action to address growing pressure threatening competitive outcomes in PJM’s markets. The Board has directed PJM to file both the Capacity Repricing and MOPR-Ex proposals with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under Section 205…

PJM Board approves RTEP updates

The PJM Board approved a number of baseline project solutions for inclusion in the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. The changes add a net $328.8 million to the RTEP’s transmission upgrades and additions. After the December board meeting, PJM identified additional…

TEAC discusses reliability projects, deactivation requests

The Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee on Thursday continued discussion regarding a PSE&G FERC 715 local planning criteria project related to equipment assessments. The project previously had been headed to the PJM Board of Managers for consideration this month along with…

Transmission planning remains hot topic for Planning Committee

The review process of regional and local transmission plans once again was a top item of discussion at Thursday’s Planning Committee meeting. Mark Sims, manager – Interconnection Coordination, said progress is being made in striking an efficient balance between the…

FTR takes center stage at MIC

What comes next for financial transmission rights issues was the center of several lengthy discussions at the Feb. 7 Markets Implementation Committee meeting. Brian Chmielewski, PJM senior analyst – Market Simulation, presented education on FTR nodal remapping and on long-term…

OC OKs human performance component for dispatcher training

In the electric utility industry, human performance goes hand-in-hand with operational excellence as it relates to operations and control room personnel. And, like most organizations, PJM looks to constantly improve performance. PJM’s goal is to improve the reliability of the…

Subcommittee and senior task force round-up

A combination of education, establishing parameters for further work and discussions highlighted the work of PJM subcommittees and task forces the week of Jan. 29. Distributed Energy Resources Subcommittee At the Jan. 31 meeting of the Distributed Energy Resources Subcommittee,…

PJM briefs members on cold weather operations

At the Members Committee meeting Thursday afternoon, Andy Ott, president and CEO, thanked members for their contributions during the cold snap, calling it “quite an accomplishment.” He noted that PJM will continue to analyze the numbers; there is quite a…