Category: Operations

Ramp Rate, CP Implementation at Center of OC Meeting

After a lengthy discussion, the Operating Committee Tuesday endorsed an interim solution for the performance assessment hour ramp rate. The OC also had an extensive discussion regarding implementation of two Capacity Performance-related items – real-time values and unit-specific parameters. Mike…

PJM Region Digs Out from Jonas

While millions of consumers in the Washington, D.C. and 13-state region served by PJM are still recovering from Winter Storm Jonas, the high-voltage transmission grid endured no major problems and remained steady. At the height of the storm on Saturday,…

PJM Preps as Jonas Intensifies

This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on January 21.  As Winter Storm Jonas began bearing down on sections of the PJM region Friday afternoon, PJM said it has no major concerns for the transmission system….

PJM Prepares for Winter Storm Jonas

PJM is making preparations for Winter Storm Jonas, which is scheduled to reach sections of the PJM footprint beginning Friday afternoon. As of Thursday afternoon, PJM does not have any major concerns for the transmission system. The system has plenty…

Stakeholder meeting roundup: OC and MIC

The implementation of capacity performance was the focus of the January 5 Operations Committee meeting. The OC discussed a number of issues related to CP: Emergency procedures notifications and enhanced communication procedures Comparison of generator outage obligations Unit-specific parameter adjustment…

PJM Files with FERC on Price Formation

On November 30, PJM made two filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding energy price formation. PJM made one filing on its own behalf addressing questions related to settlement intervals and compliance deadlines. The second was a joint filing…

PJM: Sufficient Electricity Supplies to Meet Winter Demands

PJM and member companies have sufficient resources to meet forecasted demand for electricity this winter, according to PJM staff. PJM expects to have 177,628 megawatts of electric capacity resources available to meet the forecasted demand of 131,720 MW, which does…

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…