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

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh and parts of Allegheny and Beaver counties are connected to the high-voltage grid through Duquesne Light Company, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in January 2005. Population: 305,841* Electricity customers (residential, commercial and industrial): 327,095** Total amount…

Market Monitor Finds PJM Wholesale Electricity Markets Competitive

PJM Interconnection’s wholesale electricity markets produced competitive results during 2014, according to the 2014 State of the Market Report for PJM, released today by Monitoring Analytics, LLC, the independent market monitor for PJM. The report is the Independent Market Monitor’s…

2014 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Now Available

PJM posted today five books which detail the approved changes to its 2014 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. Book five, the largest of the books, offers an individual breakdown of plans for each of the states served by PJM. The books…

New Standards Sought for Inverters

PJM is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve a new set of standards for a technology that enables asynchronous generation projects, such as wind and solar, to better connect to the grid. PJM filed its proposal with the…

PJM Responds to Comments on Demand Response Stop Gap Proposal

PJM is responding to comments and protests on its Demand Response Stop Gap proposal filed with the Federal Energy Commission. PJM posted its responses to FERC on its web site late yesterday. PJM asked FERC to rule on its original…

PJM Provides Economic Analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

PJM posted its economic analysis of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan today. The Organization of PJM States, Inc., which represents state utility regulators in the region served by PJM, requested the analysis of economic impacts on…

Transmission Owners Approve New Cost Allocation Criteria

The Transmission Owners Agreement-Administrative Committee has proposed changes to how costs of some transmission projects are allocated under the PJM Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. Chip Richardson of PPL Electric Utilities Corp., who represented the Transmission Owners, explained the change to…

New Way to Estimate Demand Response in Load Forecast

A proposal that would change the way future demand response is estimated in the annual PJM load forecast, which is used in planning studies, will be brought to the Markets and Reliability Committee for endorsement next month. The proposal was…