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

PJM Auctions Begin this Summer

NOTE: Per FERC’s direction on July 22 relative to the AEMA complaint, PJM is looking at changing the schedule for the transitional auctions. This story is no longer accurate. See updates here in Inside Lines. The new Capacity Performance requirement…

PJM Discusses Preliminary Reliability Analysis of Clean Power Plan

PJM presented an update about its preliminary reliability analysis of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee on Tuesday. Using the results from the previously issued economic analysis, PJM studied seven scenarios of three levels of…

Striving for Best Data for Load Forecasting

Executive Column: Steve Herling, vice president of Planning The goal of load forecasting is to narrow the margin between what we predict the electric load will be and what it actually turns out to be. Because key variables that drive…

PJM Says Load Forecast Changes are for Next Year’s Auction

On July 20, PJM filed its answer to the Joint Consumer Representatives’ complaint on applying the proposed new load forecast to the upcoming capacity auction. PJM’s Tariff requires that the preliminary PJM Region Peak Load Forecast is submitted by February 1…

Wilmington, DE

Wilmington is connected to the high-voltage grid through Delmarva Power, which also serves customers throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and was integrated into PJM’s operations in 1981. Population of Wilmington: 71,817* Total Delmarva Power customers in Delaware: 305,000** Total amount of…

Bresler Discusses CP and RPM

PJM’s Capacity Performance model debuts on July 27 in the first of two transitional auctions for capacity. On August 10, PJM will open the bidding window for its annual capacity auction for the year of 2018-19. Capacity auctions are where…

Tips & Tools: Data Snapshot

Data Snapshot on pjm.com offers information on a number of topics regarding load and dispatched megawatts – all in real time. The landing page provides a refreshable chart with the date and time, the amount of megawatts being used in the…

PJM Answers FERC Request for Report on Generator Hourly Offers

On July 10, PJM submitted a report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding updating generator offers. PJM will work with stakeholders over the next four months to develop specific business rule changes and governing document revisions that will enable…

PJM Supports FERC in Appeal to Supreme Court on DR

PJM filed comments July 9, 2015, with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s conclusion that it has jurisdiction over demand response in wholesale markets. PJM filed as an intervener in the appeal to the…

PJM Files in Compliance with FERC on Capacity Performance

PJM filed two documents on July 9 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in compliance with FERC’s order that approved PJM’s Capacity Performance proposal on June 9, 2015. FERC asked PJM to make certain modifications to its proposal. The filing modifications  are in two sections which…