Category: Planning

Ott Addresses Resilience Importance at Grid 20/20

Why this Grid 20/20? Why the focus on security and resilience? Why now? Andy Ott, PJM president and CEO, opened the Grid 20/20 forum Tuesday in Baltimore with those questions. Ott said one of the goals of the forum was…

Load Forecasting Updates at Planning Committee

PJM presented two load forecasting-related updates at the Planning Committee meeting on Sept. 14.– a manual change and the preliminary Installed Reserve Margin study. The conforming updates to Manual 19: Load Forecasting and Analysis clarify when load drop estimates are…

PJM Launches Planning Community

PJM stakeholders involved with system planning now have a centralized resource to connect with other stakeholders and PJM –  Planning Community, which  debuted at the Sept. 14 Planning Committee meeting. The first tool of its kind for grid operators, Planning…

PJM Hosts 2nd Forum on Electric Grid Security and Resilience

PJM is hosting the latest in its Grid 20/20 forum series, Focus on Security and Resilience, on Sept. 19, 2017, in Baltimore. This is the second of two events focused on resilience this year. Extreme weather events, cyberattacks and potential…

PJM Updates TEAC on Competitive Transmission Project Windows

PJM Planning staff presented updates on the anticipated Aug. 25 closing of 2017 proposal window number one as part of its reliability analysis at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting on Aug. 10. For the 2022 results, PJM identified 190…

Resilience Resonates in Planning Committee

Resilience and what it will look like in the future of PJM System planning continued to be the focus of the Planning Committee meeting on Aug. 10. Mark Sims, manager – Transmission Planning, presented the latest in the ongoing grid…

PJM Planning Posts Process, Scope and Assumptions for 2017

PJM has published and posted its annual white paper describing the process, scope and input assumptions of the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. This white paper outlines the process to be applied to baseline, market efficiency, scenario and interconnection studies of…

MRC Talks Next Phase for Seasonal Capacity Resources

Stakeholders at the Markets and Reliability Committee on July 27 launched the next phase of the debate on how seasonal capacity resources can participate in non-capacity markets. Pete Langbein, manager – Demand Response Operations, introduced a proposed problem statement and…

PJM Board Approves $417 Million in Transmission Improvements

The PJM Board of Managers today authorized more than $417 million in electric transmission projects for reliability. Among the largest is the replacement of a large, outdated substation that serves healthcare buildings, government, education, transportation centers and other critical infrastructure customers…

PJM Testifies Before Congressional Energy Committee

Craig Glazer, vice president – Federal Government Policy told a congressional committee on Wednesday morning that PJM believes market-based solutions, rather than policymakers picking winners and losers, remains the best way to address current industry challenges. Glazer testified before the…