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Gas pipeline contingencies among MC Webinar discussion topics

A plan to handle natural gas pipeline problems in PJM system operations in the event of infrastructure failure will go to the Dec. 7 Markets and Reliability Committee for a first read. Dave Souder, PJM director – Operations Planning, presented…

PJM holding price formation education sessions

PJM has initiated a stakeholder process to enhance energy price formation, as described in PJM’s paper Proposed Enhancements to Energy Price Formation and the related problem statement and issue charge. All three will be discussed at the Dec. 7, 2017,…

Duane gives Congressional testimony on financial markets

Vince Duane, senior vice president – General Counsel, Compliance and External Relations, testified Wednesday on financial trading at the U. S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy. In his testimony, “Examining the Role of Financial…

PJM, members ready with ample resources to meet winter demand

Along with its members, PJM is ready with sufficient resources to meet forecasted demand for electricity this winter. “Mild or severe weather,  no matter what the winter brings, we are prepared and expect to have more than enough power available…

Vote closes out work of CCPPSTF

The Capacity Construct Public Policy Senior Task Force took its next step on Nov. 21, discussing the results of its recent vote on a solution package. This closes out the work of the task force. The package from Monitoring Analytics,…

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…