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

PJM Joins RTOs, FERC in Filing Comments on CFTC’s Order

In 2012, PJM, along with other regional transmission organizations and independent transmission system operators (except for the Southwest Power Pool), filed a joint petition with the Commodities Future Trading Commission asking it to exempt transactions for the sale of electricity…

Project Underway to Enhance PJM Tools Security

PJM is enhancing the security of PJM tools in response to member feedback. Although these changes will require members to use the tools differently, they will provide a better, long-term solution that makes it easier to do business with PJM….

Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning June 22

PJM issued a series of warnings on June 22 to its generation and transmission companies that a possible geomagnetic disturbance could impact the PJM transmission system between 3 p.m. yesterday and about 7:30 a.m. today. There was no reported disturbance impacting…

Tips and Tools: PJM-EIS Website

GATS – the Generation Attribute Tracking System – is a regional system that tracks information about how megawatt-hours of electricity are generated. Find it under “Environmental Issues” in the Data Assistant section of pjm.com. GATS breaks down the environmental attributes…

EIPC analysis beginning of gas-electric dialogue

Executive Column: Craig Glazer,  vice president – Federal Government Policy The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative is finalizing a first-of-its-kind analysis of the resiliency of the natural gas pipeline infrastructure to serve the future growing needs of the region to generate electricity…

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia and its surrounding Pennsylvania counties are connected to the high-voltage grid through PECO Energy, which was a founding member of PJM in 1927. Population of Philadelphia: 1,560,297* Total PECO Energy customers (Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania counties): 1.6 million** Total…

Grid 2020 examines the future on gas-electricity interoperability

This is an updated version of a story that originally ran in Inside Lines on June 17, 2015. Flexibility and the need for greater coordination across the different sectors of the utility industry were some of the themes that emerged…

FERC Asks For PJM Filing On Hourly Offer Tariff Changes

On June 9, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission established a new proceeding under section 206 of the Federal Power Act, finding that aspects of PJM’s current tariffs may be unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential. The FERC found that…

PJM and Industry Explore Gas/Electric Interoperability on June 17

Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO New England, will be the keynote speaker and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Philip Moeller will give the afternoon address at PJM’s Grid 20/20: Focus on Gas/Electric Interoperability forum on Wednesday, June 17….

Rules for CP must-offer requirement

On June 9, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved PJM’s Capacity Performance proposal, subject to certain modifications. It will be implemented in the 2018/2019 Base Residual Auction, which will begin Aug. 10, 2015. All existing generation capacity resources that are…