Category: Planning

New Tool Shows Impact of Weather and Fuel Prices

Factors like weather and fuel prices can change the wholesale price of electricity. A new, interactive price calculator on the Learning Center website lets users control these factors and see simulated price changes under different grid conditions. Test out the…

PJM Testifies at FERC Technical Conference on Cost Allocation

Steve Herling, PJM vice president – Planning, was among those who testified Tuesday at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference on the assignment of cost in reliability projects.  The commission set up the conference after it issued an order…

PJM Presents Projects at TEAC

PJM presented five new market efficiency baseline upgrades for the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan at the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday. The TEAC, which reviews RTEP plans before they go to the PJM Board of Managers for a…

PJM Releases 2016 Load Forecast Report

PJM released the 2016 Load Forecast Report on December 30.  This report is based on a significant revision to the forecast model since last year’s report. The primary revisions reflect new trends in energy efficiency and weather measurements in the…

MRC passes EE in CP, Load Forecasting Provisions

System reliability, Capacity Performance and load forecasting analysis were the focus of the December 17 Markets and Reliability Committee meeting. Vincent Duane, PJM general counsel and senior vice president, presented PJM’s views on actual and proposed state initiatives to sponsor…

PJM Board Approves $490 Million in Transmission Investment

The PJM Board of Managers at its December 16 meeting authorized new regional transmission projects to strengthen the high-voltage electricity infrastructure at a net increase of $490 million. These changes resolve reliability violations and offer market efficiencies. With these plan…

FERC Acts on Artificial Island

On November 24, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order which accepted a PJM Tariff filing on Artificial Island, then suspended the changes for five months. The FERC accepted the October 9 PJM filing, which responded to a complaint…

MRC Approves Load Forecast Model; EE Changes moved to December MRC

The Markets and Reliability Committee at its November 19 meeting approved an update of the PJM load forecast model. The vote was by acclamation, with zero “no” votes. The MRC decided, however, to pursue further discussion on proposed manual revisions…

Clean Power Plan Assessment Highlights MC Webinar

PJM’s role in providing studies and assessments on the Clean Power Plan to the Organization of PJM States, Inc. was the centerpiece of the Members Committee webinar on November 16. PJM is providing analysis and support to OPSI and state…

PJM: Sufficient Electricity Supplies to Meet Winter Demands

PJM and member companies have sufficient resources to meet forecasted demand for electricity this winter, according to PJM staff. PJM expects to have 177,628 megawatts of electric capacity resources available to meet the forecasted demand of 131,720 MW, which does…