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

Solar Forecast Tools, Primary Frequency Response Topped OC Agenda

The importance of reliability to PJM and its stakeholders was threaded throughout the Operating Committee meeting on April 11, as a look at solar forecast tools and primary frequency response requirements preceded an overview of the recently published resource mix…

Board Offers Artificial Island Comments

As a follow-up to today’s Artificial Island announcement, the PJM Board offered these additional comments about the project: “The Board of Managers directed PJM to offer information we expect will help states, transmission owners and customers to analyze project beneficiaries…

PJM Board Lifts Suspension of Artificial Island Project

The PJM Board today approved lifting the suspension on a project to improve the stability of the electric grid. The Artificial Island project will strengthen the reliability and transmission of high-voltage power from two nuclear generating stations in southern New…

PJM.com Tools Unavailable During April Maintenance Outages

As part of a system upgrade to pjm.com, PJM has two upcoming planned outages. The first is the rescheduled firewall maintenance on April 6; the second is an internet firewall upgrade on April 13. The first firewall maintenance event will…

PJM Hires Chris O’Hara as VP, Deputy General Counsel

Vince Duane, senior vice president, general counsel, Law, Compliance and External Relations, has named Chris O’Hara as vice president and deputy general counsel. In this role, O’Hara will provide legal support for PJM regulatory and commercial business needs and oversee…

PJM Report Explores Changing Resource Mix

The PJM system can remain reliable with the addition of more natural gas and renewable resources, an analysis released today concludes. However, the report notes that an increased reliance on any one generation type brings resilience risks not accounted for…

Postponed: Planned Firewall Maintenance to be Rescheduled

The pjm.com firewall maintenance originally planned for Thursday, March 30, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. has been canceled and will be rescheduled. PJM is replacing equipment as  part of a network redesign project. This is a multi-year effort to…

PJM Marks 20 Years of Competitive Electricity Market

April 1 is the 20th anniversary of PJM Interconnection’s operating the competitive wholesale electricity markets that maintain grid reliability at the lowest reasonable cost. PJM launched the country’s first bid-based electricity market in 1997, amid a federal restructuring of the…

Celebrating 20 years of the PJM wholesale market

By Andy Ott, president and CEO Twenty years ago on April 1, PJM inaugurated the nation’s first competitive wholesale electricity market, setting the stage for what would become the industry standard. Today, we recognize how the markets that have evolved…