Category: Planning

Seasonal Resources, Capacity Performance Lead MRC Topics

What is next for PJM and its stakeholders for seasonal resources highlighted a heavy agenda at the Markets and Reliability Committee meeting Oct. 27. Over the past six months, stakeholders and PJM sought to better enable seasonal resources to offer…

PC Hears FERC Geomagnetic Disturbance Update  

The new Federal Energy Regulation Commission rule on geomagnetic disturbance events was one of several updates presented to the Planning Committee at its Oct. 6 meeting. The FERC finalized a new reliability standard on geomagnetic disturbance events at its September…

MRC Suspends Task Force, Endorses Manual Changes 

The Markets and Reliability Committee voted at its Sept. 29 meeting to suspend most of the activities of the Transmission Replacement Processes Senior Task Force. The vote came in light of a recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order, which applies…

Grid 20/20: Coordination, Interdependence Keys to Maximizing DER

Panelists from every facet of the utility industry – including developers, regulators, consumers, industrial customers, grid operators and utilities – told attendees at PJM’s Grid 20/20 symposium in Chicago Sept. 21 that coordination, interdependence and communications are the keys to…

TEAC Hears RTEP Window Two Results 

PJM announced additional details on the anticipated Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Window Three — the period to submit competitive bids — at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting on Sept. 15. The scope of the window, which PJM anticipates will open…

Planning Committee Hears Order 1000 and TEAC Revamp Ideas

Possible changes to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 1000 and PJM’s Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee – and how those changes might affect PJM’s planning process – were at the center of the Sept. 15 Planning Committee meeting. In addition…

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 Analysis of Clean Power Plan

PJM today released its analysis of the impacts on wholesale electricity costs and grid reliability of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Clean Power Plan rule. PJM conducted the analysis at the request of the Organization of PJM States, Inc. The…

PC Hears Updates on Order 1000 Work

PJM provided an update on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000’s lessons learned activities at the Aug. 11 Planning Committee meeting. These included proposed changes to its Operating Agreement to address treatment of substation equipment. PJM also presented information…