Category: Operations

PJM gives prelim cold weather rundown at OC 

During an 11-day run when the average RTO-wide temperature was no higher than 20 degrees, PJM and its members worked together to keep the power flowing throughout the bulk power system. Chris Pilong, director – Dispatch, told stakeholders at the…

Jan. 5 cold weather report – update on Jan. 6

Updated – Jan. 6 PJM recorded a new high peak demand for the week (and year) Friday evening, Jan. 5. Demand for electricity reached 138,465 megawatts at 7 p.m. Friday. Demand was higher than originally expected because temperatures and wind…

Update: PJM System Performing in Winter Storm Grayson

Extreme cold temperatures continued across the PJM footprint Thursday, along with snow and ice associated with Winter Storm Grayson in the eastern portion of the RTO. As of noon, Jan. 4, the preliminary peak demand for this cold snap is…

With cold temps, PJM has highest winter demand since 2015

The cold snap that continues to engulf much of the United States has brought PJM the highest winter load since 2015 and potentially one of the top 10 winter peaks (XLSX). On Wednesday, Jan. 3, temperatures remained frigid across the RTO,…

Stakeholders tackle complex issues at MRC

The stakeholder process did not take a holiday Thursday, as members looked at a number of complex issues at the Markets & Reliability Committee meeting. Capacity Construct Public Policy Senior Task Force Stakeholders voted to defer consideration until the Jan….

OC hears resilience update 

How PJM and its stakeholders would approach gas-electric contingencies during a cyber or physical threat was at the center of the Dec. 12 Operating Committee meeting. Stakeholders and PJM reviewed resilience initiatives for gas pipeline contingencies – in both “normal”…

MC elects vice chair, sector whips, Finance members

As part of the consent agenda at the Dec. 7 Members Committee meeting, members endorsed two tariff revisions related to credit requirements (credit requirements for regulation resources and financial transmission rights credit requirements) and approved revisions to the Operating Agreement…

General Session industry panel talks change, technology, environment

At the Dec. 6 PJM General Session, six panelists representing national associations of generation suppliers and consumers agreed on one thing: Change is coming. For David Springe, executive director of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, that meant…

Gas pipeline contingencies among MC Webinar discussion topics

A plan to handle natural gas pipeline problems in PJM system operations in the event of infrastructure failure will go to the Dec. 7 Markets and Reliability Committee for a first read. Dave Souder, PJM director – Operations Planning, presented…