Category: Planning

PJM Discusses Recommended Artificial Island Solution with TEAC

PJM on Tuesday discussed its recommendation that a combination of solutions, largely LS Power’s, should address operational performance issues within the area known as Artificial Island in New Jersey. Speaking at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee, PJM planning staff also…

PJM Proposes to Eliminate Charge for FERC 1000 Projects Under $20 Million

PJM will refile revised language regarding Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000 greenfield projects estimated to cost less than $20 million. The proposal was endorsed at the Members Committee meeting on March 26. The revised language proposes a $30,000 non-refundable…

2014 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Now Available

PJM posted today five books which detail the approved changes to its 2014 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. Book five, the largest of the books, offers an individual breakdown of plans for each of the states served by PJM. The books…

PJM Provides Economic Analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

PJM posted its economic analysis of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan today. The Organization of PJM States, Inc., which represents state utility regulators in the region served by PJM, requested the analysis of economic impacts on…

Transmission Owners Approve New Cost Allocation Criteria

The Transmission Owners Agreement-Administrative Committee has proposed changes to how costs of some transmission projects are allocated under the PJM Regional Transmission Expansion Plan. Chip Richardson of PPL Electric Utilities Corp., who represented the Transmission Owners, explained the change to…

New Way to Estimate Demand Response in Load Forecast

A proposal that would change the way future demand response is estimated in the annual PJM load forecast, which is used in planning studies, will be brought to the Markets and Reliability Committee for endorsement next month. The proposal was…

PJM Board approves RTEP additions

The PJM Board approved changes to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan involving transmission upgrades totaling $474 million to address baseline reliability criteria violations. Also authorized were changes to previously approved projects, bringing the total net impact to more than $551…

Planning has become more ‘sensitive’

Planning is about data, analysis and reliability and, more recently, it’s also about sensitivity. PJM’s Planning Department today is going beyond its traditional studies for reliability and market efficiency to perform more in-depth, long-term sensitivity analyses. These studies were initially…