Category: Operations

MC Webinar looks at PJM’s path on resilience, security, DR

Members and PJM discussed PJM’s upcoming activities on the interrelated agenda topics of resilience, security, demand response and distributed energy resources Monday at the Members Committee Webinar. Pete Langbein presented the highlights of an upcoming PJM paper regarding the future…

Resources and Reserves Available to Beat June Heat

Despite hot weather across the PJM footprint this week, no power supply problems are expected at this time. PJM has issued Hot Weather Alerts for the footprint for Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13. The alerts were called because…

PJM Presents “Resilience Roadmap” to Operating Committee  

What are PJM’s next steps for fuel security and resilience? Stakeholders learned part of the answer Tuesday, when PJM presented a “resilience roadmap” at the Operating Committee meeting. The presentation followed the themes of the recent paper, “PJM’s Evolving Resource Mix…

PJM Discusses Auction Results at MRC

PJM presented a summary of the 2020/2021 Base Residual Auction results and report to stakeholders at the Markets and Reliability Committee meeting May 25. Jeff Bastian, manager – Capacity Market Operations, broke down the auction results into offered and cleared…

PJM Issues Hot Weather Alert for May 17-18

With the weather forecast indicating unseasonably hot temperatures that could reach the 90’s this week, PJM has issued a grid-wide Hot Weather Alert for Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18. This alert is for member companies with transmission and…

PJM Releases Summer Reliability Assessment

PJM Interconnection says it has enough power to meet anticipated peak demand and keep the region’s 65 million consumers cool this summer. That’s good news, because meteorologists anticipate above-average temperatures this season. As part of its annual summer assessment, PJM…

OC Examines Primary Frequency Response Issues

As the first line of defense in frequency disturbance events, primary frequency response is critical for controlling frequency in system restoration events. At the Operating Committee meeting on May 3, members approved a proposed problem statement and issue charge that…

Next Steps Toward Resilience Tops Discussion at MC Webinar

The next steps for PJM and its stakeholders after the April 19 Grid 20/20 – Focus on Resilience highlighted the Members Committee Webinar April 24. Mike Bryson, vice president – Operations, said PJM is reflecting on the forum’s messages and…

Grid 20/20 Forum Ponders Quantifying the Value of Resilience

Different resource types contribute distinct reliability attributes to the electric system, and that value should be quantified and reflected in the market, the afternoon panelists at PJM’s Grid 20/20 symposium said. But not all agreed on how. “Whatever the solutions…