Category: Operations

PJM, MISO, SPP Sign Process Clarification MOU

On Aug. 10, PJM signed a memorandum of understanding with grid operators SPP and MISO, resolving several areas of prior disagreement involving the joint operating agreements and market-to-market processes. “This is a good agreement for all three parties, as it…

Powerful Summer Storms Cause Distribution and Transmission Outages

Powerful summer storms that blew across the PJM Interconnection footprint Tuesday afternoon and evening caused approximately 750,000 customer outages. The storms moved from Virginia to New Jersey. Most of the outages occurred in Southern New Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania. As…

Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning June 22

PJM issued a series of warnings on June 22 to its generation and transmission companies that a possible geomagnetic disturbance could impact the PJM transmission system between 3 p.m. yesterday and about 7:30 a.m. today. There was no reported disturbance impacting…

PJM Seminar Keeps Operators and Dispatchers Current on the Grid

PJM’s State and Member Training department is currently holding its 38th annual Operator Seminar for system operators from member companies. The event keeps generation and transmission dispatchers and operators current on PJM and industry changes and satisfies certification requirements. The…

Tier 1 Synchronized Reserve Billing Adjustments for Some Generators

PJM recently updated the estimates it uses in the Markets Settlements system for Tier I Synchronized Reserve compensation, effective July 1, 2014. As a result of the new calculations, billing adjustments will be made to the Tier I Synchronized Reserve…

Tariff change is prudent step to avoid challenges in 2015-16

Mike Kormos, executive vice president of Operations In just a few months, PJM could begin to experience a challenge maintaining our system’s high level of reliability with the convergence of a pair of unique situations. An historic amount of generation…