Category: Planning

Updates abound at Planning Committee

PJM provided updates on a variety of topics at the April 13 Planning Committee meeting, including parameters for capacity emergency transfer limits for energy imports, the redesign of the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee and the newly developed Planning Community Tool….

Board Offers Artificial Island Comments

As a follow-up to today’s Artificial Island announcement, the PJM Board offered these additional comments about the project: “The Board of Managers directed PJM to offer information we expect will help states, transmission owners and customers to analyze project beneficiaries…

PJM Board Lifts Suspension of Artificial Island Project

The PJM Board today approved lifting the suspension on a project to improve the stability of the electric grid. The Artificial Island project will strengthen the reliability and transmission of high-voltage power from two nuclear generating stations in southern New…

PJM-MISO Clean Power Plan Analysis Published

PJM and MISO have published “MISO/PJM Joint Modeling Case Study: Clean Power Analysis.” Although the future of the Clean Power Plan itself is uncertain, PJM and MISO both found value in performing shared modeling and analysis as they built joint…

Latest Window Results Highlight TEAC

PJM announced the preliminary results of the 2016/17 long-term proposal window at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting on March 9. This 120 day window opened in 2016 and closed recently at the end of February 2017. There are 96…

First Geomagnetic Standard Update at PC

The first update on the Federal Energy Regulation Commission’s rule on geomagnetic disturbance events was one of several presentations at the Planning Committee at its March 9 meeting. The FERC finalized the TPL-007-1 reliability standard on geomagnetic disturbance events last fall, accepting the…

2016 State of the Market Report Posted

Monitoring Analytics, the independent market monitor for PJM, posted the 2016 State of the Market Report for PJM on the Monitoring Analytics webpage yesterday. Some highlights: PJM Interconnection’s wholesale energy, capacity and regulation markets produced competitive results during 2016. PJM…

PJM Publishes 2016 RTEP Report

PJM has published the three books comprising the 2016 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Report, which is available on pjm.com. The annual RTEP Report describes transmission study input data, processes and results, as well as PJM board-approved transmission upgrades and process…

PJM Board Authorizes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen Infrastructure

The PJM Interconnection Board on Wednesday authorized more than $1.5 billion in electric transmission projects to maintain reliable power supplies for the 65 million consumers in its 13-state and Washington, D.C. region. The authorizations include several large-scale and mid-size projects that…

Daily Load Forecasts Show Larger Grid Picture

Normally, when PJM presents information about load forecasting, it’s discussed in terms of seasonal or yearly. Just as important, however, is the daily load forecast, which brings the broader picture into focus and is critical for the daily operation of…