Category: Industry News

PJM Responds to DoE Proposal

On Oct. 2, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission started a proceeding inviting comments on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy on wholesale power markets. The Department of Energy issued the proposal on Sept. 29, directing the FERC to…

PJM Marks 90th Anniversary with Federal, State Officials

PJM marked its anniversary Friday, celebrating its work behind the scenes for the past 90 years to ensure that the nation’s largest power grid is reliable and its wholesale power prices are competitive. Light shined on PJM’s accomplishments at a…

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….

Grid 20/20 Panel Spotlights Markets, Ops

How markets and operations can benefit resilience and vice versa was the theme of the third panel at the PJM Grid 20/20: Focus on Security & Resilience Tuesday in Baltimore. Chantal Hendrzak, PJM executive director – Market Evolution, led the…

Building Relationships, Trust, Keys to Public/Private Cyber Security Alliances

Government, military, industry and regulatory speakers emphasized the importance of relationship-building in forming public/private bulwarks against the threat of cyberattacks at an expert panel at PJM’s Grid 20/20: Focus on Security and Resilience. “The hard part is that when you…

Court of Appeals Upholds CP Rules

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s ruling on PJM’s capacity performance rules.  A group of nine entities had appealed the FERC’s ruling. The court ruled that the…

PJM Capacity Auction Sees Strong Response from Market Participants

PJM Interconnection completed its first annual capacity auction in which all resources had to meet strict capacity performance requirements. The auction procures power supply resources to meet consumers’ electricity needs three years from now. The auction produced a price of…

PJM Report Explores Changing Resource Mix

The PJM system can remain reliable with the addition of more natural gas and renewable resources, an analysis released today concludes. However, the report notes that an increased reliance on any one generation type brings resilience risks not accounted for…

Briefings on New FERC Rule Proposals at Members Committee Webinar

PJM and stakeholders discussed a number of pending issues at the Members Committee Webinar Jan. 23, concentrating on Notices of Proposed Rulemaking recently issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. PJM provided an update on the FERC NOPR (RM17-8) related…