Category: Operations

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…

PJM, members ready with ample resources to meet winter demand

Along with its members, PJM is ready with sufficient resources to meet forecasted demand for electricity this winter. “Mild or severe weather,  no matter what the winter brings, we are prepared and expect to have more than enough power available…

Modeling Generation Task Force tackles tough task

One of the most complex initiatives currently working its way through the PJM stakeholder process is the consideration for a new combined cycle modeling tool. The Modeling Generation Senior Task Force meets monthly to tackle the intricacies of developing the…

Exploring PJM: PJM’s synchrophasor program…going forward

Part Two of a two-part story. Part One ran the week of Nov. 13. PJM’s synchrophasor program, which began in 2013, is moving to the next level. Synchrophasors are monitoring devices that take high-speed measurements of voltage, current and frequency….

Exploring PJM: PJM’s synchrophasor program

This is Part One of a two-part story. Part Two will run the week of Nov. 20. Situational awareness is a key component of PJM Operations and paramount to the safe, smart operation of the electric grid. Synchrophasors have become…

PJM, stakeholders discuss Operations resilience 

PJM provided stakeholders a further introduction to system operation resilience efforts Tuesday afternoon, with a special session of the Operating Committee that focused on gas pipeline contingencies. Dave Souder, director – Operations Planning, led the discussion, which covered the approach…

PRD, Resource Adequacy among MRC Topics 

In a morning filled with debates – some lengthy – PJM and stakeholders discussed how the Capacity Performance construct will accommodate price responsive demand at the Markets & Reliability Committee meeting Oct. 26. The Demand Response Subcommittee has developed several…

OC reviews resilience, summer performance, winter prep

PJM and stakeholders reflected on the change of seasons at the Operating Committee meeting Tuesday, reviewing the summer peaks and previewing winter preparations. Operations Planning also presented information on resilience planning related to gas/electric coordination. Dave Souder, director – Operations…

Grid 20/20 Panel Spotlights Markets, Ops

How markets and operations can benefit resilience and vice versa was the theme of the third panel at the PJM Grid 20/20: Focus on Security & Resilience Tuesday in Baltimore. Chantal Hendrzak, PJM executive director – Market Evolution, led the…