Category: Executive Column

Enhancing energy price formation will help build a resilient system

By Stu Bresler, senior vice president – Operations and Markets Proper energy pricing is vital to accurately reflecting the resources needed to maintain a reliable grid and attracting the optimal mix of resources necessary to build a resilient system going…

PJM Celebrates 90 Years, Looks Toward Future

By Andy Ott, president and chief executive officer This week PJM Interconnection will celebrate 90 years of improving electric reliability and lowering electricity costs. We are noting both our 90th anniversary and 20 years as a federally-recognized independent system operator….

A different energy drives change in our community

By Nora Swimm, senior vice president – Corporate Client Services In the 16 years I have worked at PJM, I have learned just how passionate employees are about giving back.  PJM truly cares about the community where its employees live…

Celebrating 20 years of the PJM wholesale market

By Andy Ott, president and CEO Twenty years ago on April 1, PJM inaugurated the nation’s first competitive wholesale electricity market, setting the stage for what would become the industry standard. Today, we recognize how the markets that have evolved…

Providing value to our members is our constant quest

By Denise Foster – vice president, State and Member Services This year marks our 90th anniversary as an organization that began as a power pool when two Pennsylvania utilities and one New Jersey utility came together to share generation resources…

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…

Preparing for winter: we’re checking the list

By Mike Bryson, vice president – Operations  Winter arrived early in most of the PJM region with a blast of several days of freezing temperatures. Fortunately, PJM and our members are ready for the winter season  with more than enough…

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…