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PJM completes SSAE 16 audit; no exceptions

PJM’s market settlement billing controls passed the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 Type 2 audit for the 14th straight year. This year’s SSAE 16 audit also marks the first time there have been no reportable exceptions. There are…

PJM and other grid organizations provide comments to EPA on carbon rule

On December 1, PJM filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the agency’s proposed Clean Air Plan, which limits carbon emissions. The ISO/RTO Council, which represents U.S. grid organizations, also filed comments. The filings made by both PJM…

Capacity Performance key to reliable grid

After careful consideration of the comments we received from stakeholders, states and others, the PJM Board has approved a modified version of last October’s Capacity Performance proposal. Simply put, this initiative is intended to make sure that generators in PJM…

PJM recognized in solar and electric vehicle charging station pilot

PJM, TimberRock Energy Solutions, General Motors and OnStar received PV America’s Project of Distinction award for 2014 at its annual conference. Spearheaded by TimberRock, GM and OnStar, the project worked to integrate solar, energy storage, smart grid functionality and advanced…

PJM wins Silver Quill Award for annual report

PJM won a 2014 Silver Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators Heritage Region for its 2013 Annual Report (PDF). PJM submitted the annual report in the publication design category. A team of evaluators independently scored the entry…

PJM, NYISO implement coordinated transaction scheduling

PJM and the New York Independent System Operator are streamlining the flow of electricity across their mutual borders and reducing energy production costs. The two grid operators implemented a Coordinated Transaction Scheduling system on November 4 that improves the scheduling…

PJM files answer to FERC on demand response complaint

PJM filed its answer to FirstEnergy’s complaint asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to end the participation of demand response resources in PJM’s capacity market. The complaint also seeks to order PJM to recalculate the May 2014 Base Residual Auction…

Capacity Performance update

On November 4, 13 coalitions presented to the PJM Board comments on the proposed Capacity Performance proposal. (A total of 14 coalitions were formed and provided briefing papers, however only 13 of them presented.) This meeting was the culmination of…