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

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…

Planning has become more ‘sensitive’

Planning is about data, analysis and reliability and, more recently, it’s also about sensitivity. PJM’s Planning Department today is going beyond its traditional studies for reliability and market efficiency to perform more in-depth, long-term sensitivity analyses. These studies were initially…

Capacity Senior Task Force Sunsets

PJM – Evolution of Demand Response The Capacity Senior Task Force, created in the spring 2012, has worked through several significant matters assigned to it from the Markets and Reliability Committee. Having completed all of its work, the CSTF was…

PJM filed new capacity auction parameters with FERC

After a thorough review of stakeholder comments and input from the Independent Market Monitor, PJM filed tariff revisions (PDF) from the triennial review of Reliability Pricing Model parameters. These revisions will enhance the effectiveness of the PJM forward capacity market…