PJM Interconnection LLC (PJM)
Getting more solar on the grid is a critical issue in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, each of which has set ambitious targets for running their electric systems on 100% clean power.
The PJM Markets and Reliability Committee endorsed new generation winterization requirements, followed by the Members Committee approving three changes to the stakeholder process.
A report funded by Chesapeake Climate Action Network questioned Dominion's plans for new natural gas in its pending IRP.
PJM's Independent Market Monitor filed a FERC complaint alleging the RTO's Capacity Performance penalty structure undermines reliability and offered an alternative calculation based on capacity revenues.
PJM stakeholders OK'd a manual change necessitated by the growth of data centers and heard reviews of multiple supplemental transmission projects.
PJM has presented a package of transmission projects to address growing data center load and several generation retirements. The proposal, which requires Board of Managers approval, would fulfill the 2023 RTEP Window 3.
A new ACORE report concludes MISO and PJM could save ratepayers $15 billion in a little more than a decade if they build more interregional transmission.
"The energy transformation will last decades, not years, which is why we are confident that investment opportunities will continue to strengthen and lengthen our rate base growth,” CEO Calvin Butler said.
The PJM Markets and Reliability Committee overrode concerns from Illinois consumer advocates and regulators to create a fifth cost of new entry area for the Commonwealth Edison region.
The OPSI annual meeting debated PJM’s recent capacity market filing and whether the RTO needs to consider changes to its energy and reserve markets.
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