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

Generation Interconnection Queues

PJM tracks on pjm.com requests to connect new generating units to the grid and related information. Each request initiates a multi-phased process during which PJM studies the impact and feasibility of the plant on the high-voltage electric transmission system –…

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati and surrounding counties of Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Highlands, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties are connected to the high-voltage grid through Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., which was integrated into PJM’s grid operations in January 2012. Population: 296,943 Electricity customers…

Capacity Performance proposal filed with the FERC

PJM’s Capacity Performance proposal is currently with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its review. The Capacity Performance proposal calls for changes to the Reliability Pricing Model capacity auction that will assure that generators perform when called on during system…

FERC reviewing change to caps on cost-based generation offers

A proposal that would change the limit for cost-based offers in the Energy Market this winter is being reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The PJM Board had approved the proposal, which was filed with the commission on Dec….

Compensating generating plants if needed to run beyond planned retirement

Two Tariff revisions filed in late December with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission address resource adequacy for the 2015/2016 delivery year. The Tariff changes (PDF) would allow PJM to compensate generating units for remaining in service beyond planned retirement dates…

Executive Column: Terry Boston – President and CEO

Facing uncertainty and finding solutions As we begin 2015, two things are certain. The first is that 2014 left us with a lot of uncertainty. This time last year we were plunged into a Polar Vortex – one that left…

EPA Carbon Rules update: Analysis continues on impacts of proposed rules

PJM will present an overview of the results of its economic analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan at the Jan. 20 Members Committee webinar. Also to be discussed is the methodology and “roadmap” for performing the…

PJM chosen as adoption-friendly workplace for eighth consecutive year

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has designated PJM as one of the Best Adoption-Friendly Energy and Utility Companies in America for its progressive adoption benefits. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoption of children…

FERC approves capacity market demand curve changes

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on November 28 approved changes to the demand curve (PDF) in the Reliability Pricing Model, the PJM capacity market. Pending a compliance filing by PJM, the new parameters will be in place for the next…

Market monitor’s third quarter report finds PJM markets competitive

PJM Interconnection’s wholesale electric energy and capacity markets produced competitive results during the first nine months of 2014, according to the 2014 State of the Market Report for PJM: January through September, released November 13 by Monitoring Analytics, LLC, the…