Category: Operations

Preparing for winter: we’re checking the list

By Mike Bryson, vice president – Operations  Winter arrived early in most of the PJM region with a blast of several days of freezing temperatures. Fortunately, PJM and our members are ready for the winter season  with more than enough…

NOPR, Pseudo Ties on OC Agenda 

PJM and its stakeholders reviewed a number of initiatives involving interconnection capabilities at the Operating Committee meeting on Dec. 13. PJM presented the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s recently issued Notice of Public Rulemaking regarding primary frequency response. The FERC issued…

PJM Mobile App Shows Snapshot of Markets, Ops

PJM today announced the release of PJM Now, a mobile app that tracks PJM’s markets and operations in real time. Available for iOS and Android devices, the PJM Now app makes it easy for users to see prices, trends and…

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….