Category: Planning

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….

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…