Category: Planning

First 2016 RTEP Window Opens

PJM’s first 2016 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan proposal window is open until March 17,  with final detailed cost estimates and full scope of work due by April 1. The scope of the projects in this window was sent to the…

Supreme Court ‘Stays’ CPP Implementation; PJM Continues Analysis

On Feb. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a “stay” of implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while judicial proceedings continue. The federal court appeal is ongoing. The decision delays implementation that otherwise would have occurred during…

PJM Files EPA Comments on Clean Power Plan

PJM on January 21 submitted comments to the Environmental Protective Agency regarding the Federal Clean Power Plan. The EPA had asked regional transmission organizations and independent system operators to review the plan and develop questions and comments In a separate…

PJM Participating in DoE Grid Modernization Projects

PJM will provide key guidance as an industry advisor for eight projects focused on grid modernization. The U. S. Department of Energy will fund the projects with grant money. The DoE created the Grid Modernization Initiative, which it describes as…

New Tool Shows Impact of Weather and Fuel Prices

Factors like weather and fuel prices can change the wholesale price of electricity. A new, interactive price calculator on the Learning Center website lets users control these factors and see simulated price changes under different grid conditions. Test out the…

PJM Testifies at FERC Technical Conference on Cost Allocation

Steve Herling, PJM vice president – Planning, was among those who testified Tuesday at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference on the assignment of cost in reliability projects.  The commission set up the conference after it issued an order…

PJM Presents Projects at TEAC

PJM presented five new market efficiency baseline upgrades for the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday. The TEAC, which reviews RTEP plans before they go to the PJM Board of Managers for a…

PJM Releases 2016 Load Forecast Report

PJM released the 2016 Load Forecast Report on December 30.  This report is based on a significant revision to the forecast model since last year’s report. The primary revisions reflect new trends in energy efficiency and weather measurements in the…

MRC passes EE in CP, Load Forecasting Provisions

System reliability, Capacity Performance and load forecasting analysis were the focus of the December 17 Markets and Reliability Committee meeting. Vincent Duane, PJM general counsel and senior vice president, presented PJM’s views on actual and proposed state initiatives to sponsor…

PJM Board Approves $490 Million in Transmission Investment

The PJM Board of Managers at its December 16 meeting authorized new regional transmission projects to strengthen the high-voltage electricity infrastructure at a net increase of $490 million. These changes resolve reliability violations and offer market efficiencies. With these plan…