Category: Planning

PJM Board Approves $636 Million Investment in Transmission Projects

The PJM Board at its August meeting authorized more than $636 million in electric transmission projects to strengthen the grid and reduce electricity costs. The approvals include a market efficiency project which is expected to save customers $622 million over…

PJM Board Suspends Artificial Island Transmission Project

After thorough review and deliberations, the PJM Board has decided to suspend all elements of the Artificial Island project and directed PJM to perform a comprehensive analysis to support a future course of action. The announcement came Aug. 5 in…

Keeping the Lights on with Unit Deactivations

Keeping the Lights On. It’s PJM’s first priority. As a part of this mandated responsibility, PJM develops plans to ensure the reliability of the electric transmission system. But, how does PJM do this with generators that deactivate or retire? Generating…

TEAC Reviews Market Efficiency Timeline, Final for AP-South Endorsement

The Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee July 14 heard a number of forward-looking proposals and the final recommendations on the long-standing AP-South project. Market Efficiency During the Market Efficiency presentation, PJM presented the timeline for the 2016-2017 24-month market efficiency timeline….

How PJM Brings New Resources On Line

As part of its role as a regional transmission organization, PJM administers the connection of new generating facilities to the grid. PJM coordinates the planning process for connecting new projects, analyzes their reliability impacts and oversees the construction of the…

Glazer, Herling Testify as FERC Re-examines Order 1000

Order 1000 and its challenges – including examination of cost caps and how those cost caps affect PJM’s ability to conduct its planning process – provided the basis for a two-day technical conference at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Monday…

Distributed energy resources: A new force in the industry

Distributed energy resources. The words are everywhere in the energy industry these days. PJM’s Grid 20/20 in September will examine the role of distributed energy resources in PJM and as a force in the energy industry nationwide. Distributed energy resources…

Capacity Results, Load Forecasting Top MRC Agenda

Beginning with a report on the base residual auction, and moving through load forecasting, market efficiency projects and Order 1000, the Markets and Reliability Committee heard updates on a number of topics at its May 26 meeting. Stu Bresler, senior…

General Session Looks at Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources, a topic receiving much attention in the energy industry, was the focus of the General Session at the PJM Annual Meeting of Members Wednesday morning. Distributed energy resources are smaller power sources – such as storage and…