Category: Industry News

Grid Operators Ask for CFTC Assurances

On Feb. 23, a council of grid organizations asked the Commodity Futures Exchange Commission for assurances that the Southwest Power Pool and other grid organizations, including PJM, will remain exempt from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act. The Independent…

PJM Answers FERC Price Formation Questions

On Feb. 17, PJM filed a report with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, answering questions regarding price formation. In November, the commission ordered all regional transmission organizations and independent system operators to answer detailed questions on various price formation topics….

PJM Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Ohio

On Feb. 1, PJM filed amicus curiae brief with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio about AEP’s proposed settlement concerning power purchase agreements for power plants in Ohio. PJM does not take a position on the settlements as a whole….

MRC OKs Energy Market Offer Cap Clarifications

At the Markets and Reliability Committee meeting Thursday, stakeholders approved energy market offer cap conforming language for the PJM Tariff and operating agreement. The language concerns the exclusion of the 10 percent adder from cost-based offers above $2,000 a megawatt-hour…

Supreme Court Rules on Demand Response

The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s jurisdiction over demand response in wholesale electricity markets. The Supreme Court decision reversed the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a…

PJM Files EPA Comments on Clean Power Plan

PJM on January 21 submitted comments to the Environmental Protective Agency regarding the Federal Clean Power Plan. The EPA had asked regional transmission organizations and independent system operators to review the plan and develop questions and comments In a separate…

PJM Participating in DoE Grid Modernization Projects

PJM will provide key guidance as an industry advisor for eight projects focused on grid modernization. The U. S. Department of Energy will fund the projects with grant money. The DoE created the Grid Modernization Initiative, which it describes as…

New Emerging Technology Initiatives Brochure Available

PJM’s participation in energy innovations builds on its history and reflects its commitment to collaboration and enhancing the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the power grid. To that end, PJM has produced a new brochure on emerging technology initiatives available on…

PJM Hosts Winter Prep Meeting

PJM hosted its annual Winter Prep Meeting with representatives from local natural gas distribution companies and the interstate pipelines on October 26 and 27 in Valley Forge, Pa. This is the second year PJM has hosted the meeting, which is…

PJM, Gas Pipelines Coordinate Efforts

PJM Interconnection and several large interstate natural gas pipelines that provide fuel for electric generators in the PJM footprint have signed a memorandum of understanding spelling out coordination efforts to promote reliability. They have agreed to work more closely with…