Category: Executive Column

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…

Clean Power Plan Means More Transmission

By Steve Herling – vice president, Planning Few things are certain about what the power grid will look like when final plans are in place to comply with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to lower carbon pollution from power plants. One…

Striving for Best Data for Load Forecasting

Executive Column: Steve Herling, vice president of Planning The goal of load forecasting is to narrow the margin between what we predict the electric load will be and what it actually turns out to be. Because key variables that drive…