Category: Distributed Energy Resources

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…

September Grid 20/20 to Focus on Distributed Energy Resources

The next PJM Grid 20/20 forum will discuss the quickly evolving world of Distributed Energy Resources. The Sept. 21 forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.  There will be an opening reception Sept. 20. Event…

PJM, Stakeholders Discuss Seasonal Capacity Resources

PJM and its stakeholders discussed market rule changes meant to address barriers for seasonal resources to participate in the PJM capacity market at the Seasonal Capacity Resources Senior Task Force meeting Aug. 1. The task force is examining ways in…

Special MRC Examines Distributed Energy Resources

Stakeholders tackled the complexities of distributed energy resources at a special session of the Markets and Reliability Committee on June 17. The meeting covered a number of topics at a high level. They included: Paths to how distributed energy resources…