Category: Planning

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…

TEAC Reviews AP-South, Artificial Island, RTEP Windows

PJM announced the results of long-anticipated market efficiency studies and members heard presentations on several important projects at the May 12 Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting. The committee discussed the AP-South project between Pennsylvania and Maryland, updates on Artificial Island…

PJM Ready To Meet Summer Demand

PJM is ready to meet the expected power demand of 61 million consumers this summer, when demand is forecasted to reach 152,131 megawatts at its peak. PJM has 183,912 MW of installed generating capacity available to use. More than 8,700…