Keeping the Lights On During the Polar Vortex in January 2014

With a hot weather alert in effect this week for the region PJM serves, the frigid temperatures of January seem like a distant memory. However, as PJM learned during the 2014 Polar Vortex, grid operations can be challenging year-round, in hot or cold weather.

A new video on the PJM Learning Center features Chris Pilong, who manages grid operations for PJM, discussing how PJM kept power flowing during the extreme cold in January. In the video, Keeping the Lights On During the Polar Vortex in January 2014, Pilong talks about how PJM and our members, as well as consumers who responded to PJM’s calls for conservation, all contributed to meeting the challenge of prolonged, record-breaking extreme cold. The weather in January 2014 led to eight of the 10 highest winter demands for electricity ever recorded in the PJM region.

Watch the video on the PJM Learning Center or click below.

PJM plans a series of similar videos on different topics to be featured on the Learning Center.

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