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

Disturbance causes outages in Washington, D.C.

*** BULLETIN *** At about 12:30 p.m. (eastern) a major disturbance on the transmission system in the Pepco area caused several power plants and transmission lines to shut down. As a result, some retail customers lost electric service. Local utilities…

Demand Response Stop-Gap Plan Rejected

The FERC on Tuesday rejected PJM’s proposal, filed in January, to change its rules governing participation by demand response in PJM’s capacity market, the Reliability Pricing Model. The FERC, with Commissioner Tony Clark dissenting, rejected PJM’s proposal as “premature.” PJM…

FERC Requests Additional Information on Capacity Performance

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday issued a notice seeking more information about PJM’s Capacity Performance proposal. The FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation’s notice includes a series of questions to be answered, many of them focusing on proposed offer…

March 26 MRC Meeting Results

The Markets and Reliability Committee returned a proposal that would revise rules regarding the treatment of combustion turbine lost opportunity cost to the Energy Market Uplift Senior Task Force. PJM is concerned that the combustion turbine lost opportunity cost provides an incentive…

PJM Proposes to Eliminate Charge for FERC 1000 Projects Under $20 Million

PJM will refile revised language regarding Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000 greenfield projects estimated to cost less than $20 million. The proposal was endorsed at the Members Committee meeting on March 26. The revised language proposes a $30,000 non-refundable…

Tier 1 Synchronized Reserve Billing Adjustments for Some Generators

PJM recently updated the estimates it uses in the Markets Settlements system for Tier I Synchronized Reserve compensation, effective July 1, 2014. As a result of the new calculations, billing adjustments will be made to the Tier I Synchronized Reserve…

Tips & Tools: Reliability Pricing Model

PJM is in the process of updating the markets and operations section of its website to make it easier to navigate the site and find information. Three sections have been revised – Demand Response, Capacity Market (RPM) and Ancillary Services….

Market Can Be Tool to Implement the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Executive Column: Andrew Ott, executive vice president Markets When it comes to determining how the power industry will be impacted by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, no one has definitive answers yet. PJM and the industry have been…

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…