Category: Demand Response

Special MIC on DER moves into electric distribution coordination phase

The Markets Implementation Committee’s special session meetings on distributed energy resources are moving to a new dimension. They’re looking at how to coordinate the operations of distributed energy resources (DER) which participate in the wholesale market with electric distribution companies….

MRC Talks Next Phase for Seasonal Capacity Resources

Stakeholders at the Markets and Reliability Committee on July 27 launched the next phase of the debate on how seasonal capacity resources can participate in non-capacity markets. Pete Langbein, manager – Demand Response Operations, introduced a proposed problem statement and…

Stakeholders Vet Complex Issues at July MIC

A number of complex issues, such as Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 825 on shortage pricing, intraday offers and energy efficiency resources, topped the agenda at the July 12 Markets Implementation Committee meeting. Stakeholders engaged in extended discussion, for example,…

PJM Paper Looks at Demand Response Goals

Over the last 10 years, the combination of changes in grid operational needs, the evolution of wholesale markets, development of behind-the-meter generation technology and increasing focus on resilience call for a review of how demand resources integrate into operations and…

MC Webinar looks at PJM’s path on resilience, security, DR

Members and PJM discussed PJM’s upcoming activities on the interrelated agenda topics of resilience, security, demand response and distributed energy resources Monday at the Members Committee Webinar. Pete Langbein presented the highlights of an upcoming PJM paper regarding the future…

PJM Capacity Auction Sees Strong Response from Market Participants

PJM Interconnection completed its first annual capacity auction in which all resources had to meet strict capacity performance requirements. The auction procures power supply resources to meet consumers’ electricity needs three years from now. The auction produced a price of…

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…

Special MIC Begins Review of DER Framework

PJM and its stakeholders reviewed potential frameworks for integrating distributed energy resources at a special Market Implementation Committee on Nov. 22. As a starting point, the special MIC focused on ancillary services and looked at generation resources versus demand response….

PJM Proposes Changes for Seasonal Resources’ Participation in Capacity Auction

PJM filed late Nov. 16 for approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of improvements to increase opportunities for seasonal resources to participate in the capacity auctions. The proposal enhances aggregation rules for seasonal resources to satisfy Capacity Performance requirements,…

Seasonal Resources, Capacity Performance Lead MRC Topics

What is next for PJM and its stakeholders for seasonal resources highlighted a heavy agenda at the Markets and Reliability Committee meeting Oct. 27. Over the past six months, stakeholders and PJM sought to better enable seasonal resources to offer…