Category: Distributed Energy Resources

PJM, stakeholders discuss new DER forum

PJM and stakeholders have been examining the topic of distributed energy resources in special sessions of the Market Implementation Committee since the beginning of 2017 On Sept. 18, PJM introduced language to establish a longer-term stakeholder group dedicated to DER…

MIC Looks at Balancing Ratio, Kentucky EE

PJM presented a proposal to address the average balancing ratio used in the base residual auction at the Market Implementation Committee Sept. 15. The balancing ratio is calculated during a performance assessment hour to determine each generation capacity resource’s obligation…

Eclipse, Resilience and DER Updates at OC

PJM provided members with a number of updates – ranging from the upcoming solar eclipse to the status of the stakeholder process on distributed energy resources, resilience and regulation – at the Operating Committee meeting on Aug. 8. Dave Souder,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

IRC Issues Report on Impact of Emerging Technologies

The affiliation of independent electric grid operators today published a report that examines the impact of emerging technologies on the North American power grid. The report concludes that the grid’s future depends on effectively adding renewables to the grid, the…