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

First Geomagnetic Standard Update at PC

The first update on the Federal Energy Regulation Commission’s rule on geomagnetic disturbance events was one of several presentations at the Planning Committee at its March 9 meeting. The FERC finalized the TPL-007-1 reliability standard on geomagnetic disturbance events last fall, accepting the…

PJM Files External Capacity Changes at FERC  

On March 9, PJM Interconnection filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would revise requirements for resources outside of PJM to participate as Capacity Performance resources. The proposal calls for the revisions to apply to both new…

2016 State of the Market Report Posted

Monitoring Analytics, the independent market monitor for PJM, posted the 2016 State of the Market Report for PJM on the Monitoring Analytics webpage yesterday. Some highlights: PJM Interconnection’s wholesale energy, capacity and regulation markets produced competitive results during 2016. PJM…

MIC Adds Level to Black Start Unit Work

The Market Implementation Committee covered a number of topics – ranging from black start units to actions by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – at its March meeting Wednesday. The committee approved by acclamation an amended problem statement and issue…

Unit-Specific Parameters, Spring Restoration Drill Among OC Updates 

PJM presented the latest information on the upcoming Grid Ex IV Security Drill, spring restoration drill and updates on the unit- specific parameter process at the Operating Committee meeting on March 7. PJM reviewed the results of the 2017 spring…

Security & Resilience Committee Launches  March 17

PJM’s new Security and Resilience Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting March 17. PJM established the committee to inform membership on issues related to physical security, cybersecurity and resilience through effective collaboration, coordination and timely communications. Under the committee’s…

PJM Publishes 2016 RTEP Report

PJM has published the three books comprising the 2016 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Report, which is available on pjm.com. The annual RTEP Report describes transmission study input data, processes and results, as well as PJM board-approved transmission upgrades and process…

Save the Date! Next Grid 20/20 Forum April 19

PJM will hold the latest in its series of Grid 20/20 forums on April 19. The April forum will feature panel discussions on fuel security and resilience. What:                   PJM Grid 20/20: Fuel Security & Resilience When:                  Wednesday, April…

Bresler Addresses External Capacity Issues at MC

At the Feb. 23 Members Committee meeting, PJM presented the actions taken by the Board of Managers regarding a proposal on external capacity resources developed by the Underperformance Risk Management Senior Task Force. The PJM Board on Feb. 15 resolved…

MRC Continues Task Force Hiatus

The Markets and Reliability Committee voted Thursday to continue the hiatus of the Transmission Replacement Process Senior Task Force. Stakeholders agreed to extend the task force’s hiatus for three months, pending action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which currently…