Category: Planning

Reliability, Windows at Heart of TEAC Meeting  

Members took a close look at reliability projects – including a large infrastructure project in New Jersey and the results of Regional Transmission Expansion Plan’s second and third 2016 competitive windows – at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting on Jan….

PJM Releases 2017 Load Forecast Report

PJM has released the 2017 PJM 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 2017 through 2032.  PJM also posted…

Planning Committee Reviews Preliminary Load Forecast

A look at what the PJM planning process might be going forward was at the heart of the Planning Committee meeting on Dec. 15. In addition to the preliminary 2017 Load Forecast Report and a problem statement on winter season…

PJM Updates TEAC on Artificial Island Preliminary Review

PJM presented preliminary recommendations regarding the scope of the Artificial Island project Dec. 15 at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting. After further discussion around the project, PJM will give stakeholders its final recommendations at the TEAC in January, in…

General Session Looks at Future of System Planning

What are the different ways grid operators might approach the challenges of planning the future electric transmission system? What will be required for future planning efforts to ensure the necessary infrastructure will be available at efficient costs to meet short…

Board Approves RTEP Changes, IRM

The PJM Board at its Dec. 7 meeting approved changes of almost $260 million to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan to incorporate both baseline and network upgrade changes. It also approved the 2016 Installed Reserve Margin Study results of 16.6…

Special MIC Begins Review of DER Framework

PJM and its stakeholders reviewed potential frameworks for integrating distributed energy resources at a special Market Implementation Committee on Nov. 22. As a starting point, the special MIC focused on ancillary services and looked at generation resources versus demand response….

PJM Presents at FERC Technical Conference on Energy Storage

PJM presented at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Nov. 9 technical conference that considered the use of electricity storage resources as transmission assets. Steven Herling, vice president – Planning, and Eric Hsia, manager – Performance Compliance, participated in panels that…

TEAC Hears Artificial Island Update

At its Nov. 3 meeting, the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee learned about the recent progress of the ongoing Artificial Island project evaluation that is being developed for the PJM Board. The committee also learned the results of the 2016 Window…