TEAC Hears Artificial Island Update

At its Nov. 3 meeting, the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee learned about the recent progress of the ongoing Artificial Island project evaluation that is being developed for the PJM Board. The committee also learned the results of the 2016 Window Two and Three planning proposals.

Paul McGlynn, Senior Director – System Planning, provided an update on PJM’s analysis related to the Artificial Island project. The project, designed to improve PJM operations at the Artificial Island and surrounding areas has three components. The three components are:

  • A submarine 230-kilovolt transmission line from New Jersey to Delaware,
  • Installation of a static var compensator at a substation in New Jersey, and
  • Upgraded protection and control equipment in the fiber optic communications network at the Artificial Island.

PJM expects to complete its analyses by February 2017.

PJM presented updates on market efficiency projects, including project criteria. The proposal window opened on Nov. 1 and will close on Feb 22, 2017. Send questions and comments to RTEP e-mail distribution (rtep@pjm.com) with “Market Efficiency” in the subject line header.

The TEAC also heard about a number of reliability projects that PJM staff will recommend to the PJM board at its December meeting.

The committee also covered interregional planning, the Clean Power Plan, PJM’s Market Efficiency Planning Process and generation deactivation studies.