PJM Officials Testify on Grid Reliability Before PA House Panels

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PJM’s senior officials were busy in Harrisburg Monday as Pennsylvania lawmakers sought PJM’s input on the state of the power grid in the commonwealth.

Stu Bresler, senior vice president – Operations and Markets, testified before two House of Representatives panels – the Consumer Affairs Committee, chaired by state Rep. Brad Roae and Rep. Robert Matzie, and the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe.

Michael Bryson, vice president – Operations, joined a separate legislative briefing organized by State Rep. Greg Vitali, minority chair of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

PJM’s message was simple: The electrical grid that covers 13 states and Washington, D.C., including all of Pennsylvania, is reliable today and should remain reliable into the future. While lawmakers are currently discussing policies to subsidize certain resources, PJM has studied the reliability of the grid with the loss of generators that are officially scheduled for retirement, and found that reliability will not be impacted by these retirements.

“Reliability is PJM’s mandate, and I feel very comfortable telling you that we have this mandate covered,” Bresler told the Consumer Affairs Committee.

Read Bresler’s testimony here.