Tag: Operations

PJM gives prelim cold weather rundown at OC 

During an 11-day run when the average RTO-wide temperature was no higher than 20 degrees, PJM and its members worked together to keep the power flowing throughout the bulk power system. Chris Pilong, director – Dispatch, told stakeholders at the…

Gas pipeline contingencies among MC Webinar discussion topics

A plan to handle natural gas pipeline problems in PJM system operations in the event of infrastructure failure will go to the Dec. 7 Markets and Reliability Committee for a first read. Dave Souder, PJM director – Operations Planning, presented…

PJM, members ready with ample resources to meet winter demand

Along with its members, PJM is ready with sufficient resources to meet forecasted demand for electricity this winter. “Mild or severe weather,  no matter what the winter brings, we are prepared and expect to have more than enough power available…

Exploring PJM: PJM’s synchrophasor program

This is Part One of a two-part story. Part Two will run the week of Nov. 20. Situational awareness is a key component of PJM Operations and paramount to the safe, smart operation of the electric grid. Synchrophasors have become…

PJM, stakeholders discuss Operations resilience 

PJM provided stakeholders a further introduction to system operation resilience efforts Tuesday afternoon, with a special session of the Operating Committee that focused on gas pipeline contingencies. Dave Souder, director – Operations Planning, led the discussion, which covered the approach…

PJM Releases Summer Reliability Assessment

PJM Interconnection says it has enough power to meet anticipated peak demand and keep the region’s 65 million consumers cool this summer. That’s good news, because meteorologists anticipate above-average temperatures this season. As part of its annual summer assessment, PJM…

OC Examines Primary Frequency Response Issues

As the first line of defense in frequency disturbance events, primary frequency response is critical for controlling frequency in system restoration events. At the Operating Committee meeting on May 3, members approved a proposed problem statement and issue charge that…

Operating Committee Reviews Results of Assessment Hour Simulation

PJM reviewed the results of a simulated performance assessment scenario and other Capacity Performance-related topics at the Operating Committee meeting Feb.7. Stakeholders requested a simulation of a performance assessment hour by calculating performance penalties and bonuses using actual data from…

Stakeholder Discussions Drive January OC

PJM reminded generating unit owners at the Jan. 10 Operating Committee meeting that they have fewer than 50 days left to submit requests for adjustments to unit-specific parameter limitations for delivery year 2017/2018. Capacity Market sellers who do not believe…