Category: Operations

OC Approves Winter Reserve Target

The winter weekly reserve target was one of five items that received unanimous endorsement by the Operating Committee at its Nov. 1 meeting. The target is part of the Reserve Requirement Study, which PJM uses to calculate the installed reserve…

Stakeholders Hear Capacity Performance Updates at OC

Two Capacity Performance updates were among the issues discussed at the Oct. 4 Operating Committee meeting, as stakeholders discussed the addition of a performance assessment hour status flag to the direct control room data stream. PJM received requests to use…

Grid 20/20: Coordination, Interdependence Keys to Maximizing DER

Panelists from every facet of the utility industry – including developers, regulators, consumers, industrial customers, grid operators and utilities – told attendees at PJM’s Grid 20/20 symposium in Chicago Sept. 21 that coordination, interdependence and communications are the keys to…

PJM: Summer Hottest in Last Several Years

The PJM footprint in 2016 summer in the city – and the suburb and rural areas – was hot – the hottest in the last four years. Both the number of days with temperatures above 90 degrees and the number…

OC Hears Benefits of Scheduling Tools

The Polar Vortex is long gone but the lessons learned still resonate for PJM, as members of the Operating Committee found out at the Aug. 9 meeting. PJM used tools that it had developed in the wake of the Polar Vortex…

PJM Continues Vigilance as Heat Wave Continues

This is an updated version of a story posted earlier in Inside Lines. PJM has issued Hot Weather Alerts for the Mid-Atlantic and Dominion Regions for Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27. No problems are expected at this time….

Hot Weather Alerts Issued July 21 to 25

PJM has issued Hot Weather Alerts for regions within its footprint from Thursday, July 21 through Monday, July 25. No problems are expected at this time. Alerts have been issued for the ComEd region for July 21, for the entire…

PJM/NYISO Wheel Agreement Termination Leads OC

Working out the details of the expiring PJM/NYISO Wheel Agreement was one of the topics of the July 12 Operating Committee meeting. PJM is using a three-pronged approach, coordinating stakeholder efforts through the Operating Committee, Markets Implementation Committee and Planning…