PJM, Gas Pipelines Coordinate Efforts

PJM Interconnection and several large interstate natural gas pipelines that provide fuel for electric generators in the PJM footprint have signed a memorandum of understanding spelling out coordination efforts to promote reliability. They have agreed to work more closely with each other to improve operational planning and address growing interdependence between the electric and natural gas industries.

“This agreement sets the stage for greater coordination between electric generators and the natural gas pipeline industry” said Mike Kormos, PJM Chief Operations Officer.  “As electricity-generating facilities increasingly turn to natural gas, it is important that we all communicate clearly to assure reliable service.”

PJM and the participating pipelines also issued a joint statement today.