Category: Industry News

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…

PJM CEO writes about the industry’s R&D effort

In the current issue of the Edison Electric Institute’s Electric Perspectives magazine, Andrew Ott, PJM president and CEO, writes about the new research and development committee launched by the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council. Ott leads the committee with Lonnie Carter,…

PC Hears FERC Geomagnetic Disturbance Update  

The new Federal Energy Regulation Commission rule on geomagnetic disturbance events was one of several updates presented to the Planning Committee at its Oct. 6 meeting. The FERC finalized a new reliability standard on geomagnetic disturbance events at its September…

MRC Suspends Task Force, Endorses Manual Changes 

The Markets and Reliability Committee voted at its Sept. 29 meeting to suspend most of the activities of the Transmission Replacement Processes Senior Task Force. The vote came in light of a recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order, which applies…

TEAC Hears RTEP Window Two Results 

PJM announced additional details on the anticipated Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Window Three — the period to submit competitive bids — at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting on Sept. 15. The scope of the window, which PJM anticipates will open…

Moody’s Upgrades PJM Rating

Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday upgraded PJM’s and PJM Settlement’s issuer ratings to Aa2 from their previous Aa3. Moody’s said the upgrades were prompted by PJM’s financial performance, which has been stronger than the other regional transmission operators it rated….

Grid 20/20 Afternoon Session Looked to Future

What will the future of energy markets look like? And how does the industry get there? Those questions won’t be answered in a day, but the dialogue began in the afternoon session of the PJM Grid 20/20 forum on Public…