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

City Spotlight – Dayton, Ohio

Dayton and its surrounding communities are connected to the high-voltage grid through Dayton Power & Light. Dayton Power & Light was integrated into PJM’s operations in 2004. Population of Dayton: 141,368* Total Dayton Power & Light customers: 515,000** Total amount…

Some Rules Needed for Storage, DER

By Denise R. Foster, vice president, State and Member Services PJM expects electric storage and distributed energy resources to continue growing on the grid, both in their role in keeping the system reliable and in providing new options for wholesale and retail…

Tom O’Brien Promoted to PJM Senior VP and CIO

The PJM Board of Managers has promoted Thomas O’Brien to senior vice president and chief information officer. O’Brien previously was vice president and chief information officer. “Now more than ever our industry needs visionary leadership around information technology,” said Andrew…

PJM Board Authorizes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen Infrastructure

The PJM Interconnection Board on Wednesday authorized more than $1.5 billion in electric transmission projects to maintain reliable power supplies for the 65 million consumers in its 13-state and Washington, D.C. region. The authorizations include several large-scale and mid-size projects that…

PJM Files FERC Comments on Storage and DER

On Feb. 13, PJM submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the commission’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on energy storage. PJM’s comments indicate overall support for the NOPR but ask the commission to resolve some issues, such…

Daily Load Forecasts Show Larger Grid Picture

Normally, when PJM presents information about load forecasting, it’s discussed in terms of seasonal or yearly. Just as important, however, is the daily load forecast, which brings the broader picture into focus and is critical for the daily operation of…

TEAC Reviews Reliability, Window Updates

PJM updated the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee on Feb. 9 on the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan’s third 2016 competitive windows, generation deactivations and reliability projects. PJM anticipates a special TEAC on Artificial Island on March 3. Reliability PJM recommended reliability…

Planning Committee Discusses Redesign of Processes

Planning Committee presentations on Feb. 9 focused on project reports, updates and the  redesign of the planning process. PJM provided  updates from the ongoing special Planning Committee meetings regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000 lessons learned for the…

FERC Issues Dominate MIC

Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may currently lack commissioners, it was the center of discussion at the Market Implementation Committee on Feb. 8. PJM gave a number of FERC-related presentations, starting with how the commission will operate with the…

Operating Committee Reviews Results of Assessment Hour Simulation

PJM reviewed the results of a simulated performance assessment scenario and other Capacity Performance-related topics at the Operating Committee meeting Feb.7. Stakeholders requested a simulation of a performance assessment hour by calculating performance penalties and bonuses using actual data from…