Category: Planning

PJM, stakeholders work on task force charters, work plans

Energy Price Formation Senior Task Force Stakeholders refined the draft charter and work plan of the Energy Price Formation Senior Task Force at its Feb. 15 meeting. Language changes captured the idea of providing stakeholders the data they need to…

PJM Board approves RTEP updates

The PJM Board approved a number of baseline project solutions for inclusion in the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. The changes add a net $328.8 million to the RTEP’s transmission upgrades and additions. After the December board meeting, PJM identified additional…

TEAC discusses reliability projects, deactivation requests

The Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee on Thursday continued discussion regarding a PSE&G FERC 715 local planning criteria project related to equipment assessments. The project previously had been headed to the PJM Board of Managers for consideration this month along with…

Transmission planning remains hot topic for Planning Committee

The review process of regional and local transmission plans once again was a top item of discussion at Thursday’s Planning Committee meeting. Mark Sims, manager – Interconnection Coordination, said progress is being made in striking an efficient balance between the…

PC paves way for cost cap clarifications

The Planning Committee on Thursday endorsed new language to incorporate project cost cap commitments into PJM Manual 14F: Competitive Planning Process and the Operating Agreement. The motion passed with 83 in favor, 27 against and one abstention. The changes will…

TEAC reviews reliability solutions headed to PJM Board

PJM presented a number of baseline project solutions to the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee Thursday that are expected to be recommended to the PJM Board in February for inclusion in the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. Those projects include a PSE&G…

With cold temps, PJM has highest winter demand since 2015

The cold snap that continues to engulf much of the United States has brought PJM the highest winter load since 2015 and potentially one of the top 10 winter peaks (XLSX). On Wednesday, Jan. 3, temperatures remained frigid across the RTO,…

PJM releases 2018 Load Forecast report

PJM has released the 2018 Load Forecast Report, which contains projections of peak load, net energy, load management, and distributed solar generation for each PJM zone and the RTO.  Forecasts span the years 2018 through 2033. PJM presented the preliminary report…

Stakeholders tackle complex issues at MRC

The stakeholder process did not take a holiday Thursday, as members looked at a number of complex issues at the Markets & Reliability Committee meeting. Capacity Construct Public Policy Senior Task Force Stakeholders voted to defer consideration until the Jan….

PJM gives TEAC Planning Community update

PJM presented an update to the Planning Community tool at a lengthy Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting Thursday. PJM implemented the Planning Community in September 2017 as a platform for members to share knowledge, exchange answers and continue the debate…