Category: Operations

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…

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…