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 particular types of generation.

Stu Bresler, senior vice president – Markets, announced that PJM will notify the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that, as of June 1, 2016, PJM will operate on the basis of its compliance filing on Capacity Performance.

PJM is seeking action from the FERC on that filing and rehearing requests on operations rules for Capacity Performance.

The anticipated filing provides certainty to market participants regarding implementation of FERC-approved Capacity Performance rules. PJM expects to file shortly.

 After an extended discussion, the MRC passed manual revisions on Energy Efficiency in Capacity Performance. The updates address EE resource participation in the PJM capacity market.

The MRC also approved distributed solar forecast adjustments to the load forecast model. This reflects how certain types of solar generation are counted.

The MRC endorsed and/or approved:

The MRC also heard a number of first readings, including problem statements and issue charges on virtual transactions, summer-only demand response and voltage thresholds (presented by Sue Glatz, manager – Infrastructure Coordination, pictured above).