Category: Operations

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…

Solar Forecast Tools, Primary Frequency Response Topped OC Agenda

The importance of reliability to PJM and its stakeholders was threaded throughout the Operating Committee meeting on April 11, as a look at solar forecast tools and primary frequency response requirements preceded an overview of the recently published resource mix…

PJM-MISO Clean Power Plan Analysis Published

PJM and MISO have published “MISO/PJM Joint Modeling Case Study: Clean Power Analysis.” Although the future of the Clean Power Plan itself is uncertain, PJM and MISO both found value in performing shared modeling and analysis as they built joint…

Unit-Specific Parameters, Spring Restoration Drill Among OC Updates 

PJM presented the latest information on the upcoming Grid Ex IV Security Drill, spring restoration drill and updates on the unit- specific parameter process at the Operating Committee meeting on March 7. PJM reviewed the results of the 2017 spring…

Save the Date! Next Grid 20/20 Forum April 19

PJM will hold the latest in its series of Grid 20/20 forums on April 19. The April forum will feature panel discussions on fuel security and resilience. What:                   PJM Grid 20/20: Fuel Security & Resilience When:                  Wednesday, April…

Daily Load Forecasts Show Larger Grid Picture

Normally, when PJM presents information about load forecasting, it’s discussed in terms of seasonal or yearly. Just as important, however, is the daily load forecast, which brings the broader picture into focus and is critical for the daily operation of…

Operating Committee Reviews Results of Assessment Hour Simulation

PJM reviewed the results of a simulated performance assessment scenario and other Capacity Performance-related topics at the Operating Committee meeting Feb.7. Stakeholders requested a simulation of a performance assessment hour by calculating performance penalties and bonuses using actual data from…

PJM Site Shows How PJM Prepares for Winter and Summer

A lot goes on behind the scenes with PJM and its members to get ready for cold winter days and steaming summer ones. The newest PJM Learning Center page compares the different ways PJM prepares for summer and winter weather…

Stakeholder Discussions Drive January OC

PJM reminded generating unit owners at the Jan. 10 Operating Committee meeting that they have fewer than 50 days left to submit requests for adjustments to unit-specific parameter limitations for delivery year 2017/2018. Capacity Market sellers who do not believe…