Category: Planning

PJM Planning Posts Scope and Assumptions for 2016

Each year, PJM publishes and posts its annual white paper describing the 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…

PJM Releases Preliminary CPP White Paper

This morning, Aug. 3, PJM Interconnection released the second of two studies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). This reliability analysis provides detailed supplementary information to a report presented to PJM’s Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee…

PJM Board Approves Artificial Island Project

Today, July 29, the PJM Board of Managers approved a project to resolve operational performance issues around the Artificial Island area and also provide transmission support for the sub-region. The solution calls for LS Power to build a 230 kilovolt…

Striving for Best Data for Load Forecasting

Executive Column: Steve Herling, vice president of Planning The goal of load forecasting is to narrow the margin between what we predict the electric load will be and what it actually turns out to be. Because key variables that drive…

PJM Summer Outlook

PJM expects to have adequate generation resources for the forecasted peak conditions this summer,  when usage could push power consumption to as high as 155,544 megawatts (MW).  To meet demand, PJM has available 177,650 MW of installed generation capacity and…

PJM Discusses Recommended Artificial Island Solution with TEAC

PJM on Tuesday discussed its recommendation that a combination of solutions, largely LS Power’s, should address operational performance issues within the area known as Artificial Island in New Jersey. Speaking at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee, PJM planning staff also…

PJM Proposes to Eliminate Charge for FERC 1000 Projects Under $20 Million

PJM will refile revised language regarding Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000 greenfield projects estimated to cost less than $20 million. The proposal was endorsed at the Members Committee meeting on March 26. The revised language proposes a $30,000 non-refundable…

2014 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Now Available

PJM posted today five books which detail the approved changes to its 2014 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. Book five, the largest of the books, offers an individual breakdown of plans for each of the states served by PJM. The books…

PJM Provides Economic Analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

PJM posted its economic analysis of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan today. The Organization of PJM States, Inc., which represents state utility regulators in the region served by PJM, requested the analysis of economic impacts on…

Transmission Owners Approve New Cost Allocation Criteria

The Transmission Owners Agreement-Administrative Committee has proposed changes to how costs of some transmission projects are allocated under the PJM Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. Chip Richardson of PPL Electric Utilities Corp., who represented the Transmission Owners, explained the change to…