Category: Distributed Energy Resources

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…

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…

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,…

PJM Presents at FERC Technical Conference on Energy Storage

PJM presented at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Nov. 9 technical conference that considered the use of electricity storage resources as transmission assets. Steven Herling, vice president – Planning, and Eric Hsia, manager – Performance Compliance, participated in panels that…

PJM saddles up for new frontier of distributed energy resources

By Suzanne Daugherty, senior vice president, CFO and treasurer Within the well-established grid of transmission lines, generators and local distribution companies, a new frontier is emerging. Figuratively, this frontier is being drawn outside of the lines. Distributed energy resources – distributed…

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…

Grid 20/20: Coordination, Interdependence Keys to Maximizing DER

Panelists from every facet of the utility industry – including developers, regulators, consumers, industrial customers, grid operators and utilities – told attendees at PJM’s Grid 20/20 symposium in Chicago Sept. 21 that coordination, interdependence and communications are the keys to…