Category: Executive Column

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…

Working to give members the breakthrough in timing they need

By Tom O’Brien,  vice president and chief information officer The significant shift in fuel supply toward natural gas requires better alignment between the gas market day and the electric day. Members challenged us to decrease the time to clear Day-Ahead Market offers…

Markets best way to attract new investment, adapt to change

By Vincent Duane, senior vice president and general counsel Major changes in our industry, such as growth of the use of low-priced natural gas, lower growth in demand for electricity, stricter environmental rules and the emergence of new technologies, are…

Member Survey Guides PJM Outreach  

Denise Foster, vice president – State and Member Services PJM is a service organization.  We exist for the benefit of our members. Ensuring members are satisfied with the how we carry out our responsibilities as a transmission organization and wholesale…

Gas and Electric Industries Take Big Step Toward Alignment

By Chantal Hendrzak, executive director, Market Evolution, Market Services The natural gas industry and the electricity wholesale market will step closer to alignment April 1. PJM will make changes to advance the time at which it posts the results of its…