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Grid 20/20 Forum Ponders Quantifying the Value of Resilience

Different resource types contribute distinct reliability attributes to the electric system, and that value should be quantified and reflected in the market, the afternoon panelists at PJM’s Grid 20/20 symposium said. But not all agreed on how. “Whatever the solutions…

City Spotlight – Kingsport, Tennessee

Kingsport is connected to the high-voltage grid through American Electric Power, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 2004. Population of Kingsport: 52,898* Total AEP customers in Tennessee: 47,309** Total amount of megawatt-hours used in AEP in Tennessee: 2,086,994** Fun…

Grid 20/20 Update: WebEx Available

Registration for in-person attendance for PJM’s Grid 20/20: Focus on Resilience (Fuel Mix Diversity & Security) on April 19 has closed; the venue has reached full capacity. However, the forum will be available via teleconference and WebEx. Teleconference Information Participant…

PJM Presents Projects to TEAC

PJM Planning staff updated the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee April 13 on the reliability baseline and supplemental upgrades for 2014 – 2016 and on proposals submitted during the recent market efficiency window. Reliability Stakeholders reviewed 2016 RTEP Proposal Window Data….

Updates abound at Planning Committee

PJM provided updates on a variety of topics at the April 13 Planning Committee meeting, including parameters for capacity emergency transfer limits for energy imports, the redesign of the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee and the newly developed Planning Community Tool….

Stakeholders Tackle Tough Issues at MIC

Members examined a number of complicated topics at the Market Implementation Committee meeting on April 12. Extended discussions revolved around energy efficiency, aggregated resources and the fuel cost policy process. PJM provided a first read of a problem statement and…

Reminder: PJM.com Tools Unavailable During Firewall Outage

PJM is performing an internet firewall upgrade on Thursday, April 13, from 7-10 p.m. (EDT) This outage (as well as the outage performed overnight on April 6) is part of a multi-year effort to enhance PJM’s infrastructure to improve scalability,…

Solar Forecast Tools, Primary Frequency Response Topped OC Agenda

The importance of reliability to PJM and its stakeholders was threaded throughout the Operating Committee meeting on April 11, as a look at solar forecast tools and primary frequency response requirements preceded an overview of the recently published resource mix…