Category: Planning

Planning Committee Reviews Preliminary Load Forecast

A look at what the PJM planning process might be going forward was at the heart of the Planning Committee meeting on Dec. 15. In addition to the preliminary 2017 Load Forecast Report and a problem statement on winter season…

PJM Updates TEAC on Artificial Island Preliminary Review

PJM presented preliminary recommendations regarding the scope of the Artificial Island project Dec. 15 at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting. After further discussion around the project, PJM will give stakeholders its final recommendations at the TEAC in January, in…

General Session Looks at Future of System Planning

What are the different ways grid operators might approach the challenges of planning the future electric transmission system? What will be required for future planning efforts to ensure the necessary infrastructure will be available at efficient costs to meet short…

Board Approves RTEP Changes, IRM

The PJM Board at its Dec. 7 meeting approved changes of almost $260 million to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan to incorporate both baseline and network upgrade changes. It also approved the 2016 Installed Reserve Margin Study results of 16.6…

Special MIC Begins Review of DER Framework

PJM and its stakeholders reviewed potential frameworks for integrating distributed energy resources at a special Market Implementation Committee on Nov. 22. As a starting point, the special MIC focused on ancillary services and looked at generation resources versus demand response….

PJM Presents at FERC Technical Conference on Energy Storage

PJM presented at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Nov. 9 technical conference that considered the use of electricity storage resources as transmission assets. Steven Herling, vice president – Planning, and Eric Hsia, manager – Performance Compliance, participated in panels that…

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…