Category: Planning

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 Among the largest is the replacement of a large, outdated substation that serves healthcare buildings, government, education, transportation centers and other critical infrastructure customers…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…

PJM Presents RTEP Updates at TEAC

PJM Planning staff on Thursday gave the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee an update on the progress of the 2017 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan, as well as an update on the status of the new Planning Community tool. PJM anticipates opening…

Grid Resilience, Winter Resource Adequacy at PC Forefront

Stakeholders and PJM engaged in a primer for the hows, whys and wherefores for incorporating resilience into PJM system planning at the July 13 Planning Committee meeting. Mark Sims, manager – Transmission Planning, gave an overview of several major aspects…

PJM Issues Mid-year Load Update

PJM released its mid-year update of the PJM load forecast.  The load forecast uses a number of scenarios to predict load for the current year and three years ahead. The update provides capacity market participants an early indication of next…

PJM Updates Possible Stability Solutions  

PJM has updated its analysis, “Stability Project Beneficiary Identification Alternatives,” which it developed at the direction of the PJM Board. PJM provides this revised white paper to address several specific issues raised by PJM stakeholders at the June 9, 2017,…

PJM Unveils Improved System Map

PJM has posted a new enhanced system map, which gives users a more interactive and streamlined way to access information about the grid. PJM used stakeholder feedback to develop improvements and provide more functionality for map users.  Improvements include: Customizable views…