Category: Planning

FERC Acts on Artificial Island

On November 24, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order which accepted a PJM Tariff filing on Artificial Island, then suspended the changes for five months. The FERC accepted the October 9 PJM filing, which responded to a complaint…

MRC Approves Load Forecast Model; EE Changes moved to December MRC

The Markets and Reliability Committee at its November 19 meeting approved an update of the PJM load forecast model. The vote was by acclamation, with zero “no” votes. The MRC decided, however, to pursue further discussion on proposed manual revisions…

Clean Power Plan Assessment Highlights MC Webinar

PJM’s role in providing studies and assessments on the Clean Power Plan to the Organization of PJM States, Inc. was the centerpiece of the Members Committee webinar on November 16. PJM is providing analysis and support to OPSI and state…

PJM: Sufficient Electricity Supplies to Meet Winter Demands

PJM and member companies have sufficient resources to meet forecasted demand for electricity this winter, according to PJM staff. PJM expects to have 177,628 megawatts of electric capacity resources available to meet the forecasted demand of 131,720 MW, which does…

MRC Approves Capacity Auction Parameters; Reviews Load Forecast Model Changes

 The reserve margin used in the Reliability Pricing Model capacity auction was one of the topics discussed at the October 22 meeting of the Markets and Reliability Committee.  The committee endorsed the 2015 recommended planning parameters, which incorporates the reserve…

Board Directs PJM to File FTR Rule Changes

At its October 15 meeting, the PJM Board directed PJM staff to file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, under Section 206 of the Federal Power Act, the package of Financial Transmission Rights  rule changes on which members last voted…

PJM Board Approves Transmission Improvements to Save Consumers $815 Million

The PJM Interconnection Board today authorized dozens of electric transmission improvements, including a record number that address market efficiency issues. The market efficiency changes are estimated to save electricity consumers $815 million in transmission congestion costs and additional millions in…

PJM Answers Complaint on Artificial Island Cost Allocation

On October 9, PJM filed its answer with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in response to a complaint from the Delaware and Maryland public service commissions regarding the cost allocation for the transmission project called Artificial Island. In the filing,…

Planning Committee Sends IRM Study Results to MRC

At its October 8 meeting, the PJM Planning Committee endorsed results of the 2015 installed reserve margin study. The recommendation now moves to the Markets and Reliability Committee for its October 22 meeting. The IRM is a component that factors…

Energy Efficiency Practices, Other Factors Changing Load Forecast

The impact of energy efficiency is driving a decrease in the annual load forecast, according to Tom Falin, PJM manager – Resource Adequacy, during a presentation on load forecast modeling changes at the Markets and Reliability Committee meeting October 1….