Category: Planning

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…

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…