Category: Planning

TEAC Hears Artificial Island Update

At its Nov. 3 meeting, the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee learned about the recent progress of the ongoing Artificial Island project evaluation that is being developed for the PJM Board. The committee also learned the results of the 2016 Window…

PC Endorses Winter Reserve Targets

The Planning Committee endorsed the winter weekly reserve targets in addition to manual changes at its Nov. 3 meeting. Weekly reserve targets are used by PJM Operations to coordinate generator maintenance scheduling during the winter period.  By using a monthly…

New Planning Process and Map Brochure Available

PJM recently updated and republished its Regional Transmission Expansion Planning Process brochure. The brochure – printed in a glossy, fold-out format – provides a high-level description of PJM’s regional transmission planning process on one side and a transmission map on the other….

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…