Category: Planning

MRC Suspends Task Force, Endorses Manual Changes 

The Markets and Reliability Committee voted at its Sept. 29 meeting to suspend most of the activities of the Transmission Replacement Processes Senior Task Force. The vote came in light of a recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order, which applies…

Grid 20/20: Coordination, Interdependence Keys to Maximizing DER

Panelists from every facet of the utility industry – including developers, regulators, consumers, industrial customers, grid operators and utilities – told attendees at PJM’s Grid 20/20 symposium in Chicago Sept. 21 that coordination, interdependence and communications are the keys to…

TEAC Hears RTEP Window Two Results 

PJM announced additional details on the anticipated Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Window Three — the period to submit competitive bids — at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting on Sept. 15. The scope of the window, which PJM anticipates will open…

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…

Exploring PJM: RTEP Upgrades

The PJM Regional Transmission Expansion Plan identifies transmission system additions and improvements needed to keep electricity flowing to the millions of people throughout 13 states and the District of Columbia. PJM conducts studies that test the transmission system against mandatory…

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…