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PJM Prepared for Winter Demands

With the recent chill throughout the region PJM serves, we’ve already had a little taste of what this winter could bring. Looking at the winter ahead, we’re confident there is sufficient capacity to meet our forecasted peak demand. As we … Continue reading






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Fall Chill Brings Record November Usage

As temperatures plummeted throughout the country, it looks like PJM set a new a record peak demand on Tuesday for the month of November, serving 121,986 megawatts at 7 p.m. eastern. While this number is a preliminary reading (the official … Continue reading






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An MRI for the Electric Grid

In the same ways doctors and specialists use the latest medical technologies to detect potential problems in our bodies, PJM uses new technologies to detect potential problems on the grid. Using a U.S. Department of Energy grant, PJM’s member transmission … Continue reading






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PJM’s Grid 20/20 Explores Resource Diversity

The world’s largest and fastest fuel switch, evolving federal policies and the increasing use of non-traditional generation are driving the power industry to recognize the greater need for resource diversity, said PJM Interconnection President and CEO Terry Boston at PJM’s … Continue reading






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Thinking About the Future of Demand Response

In light of a recent court ruling, PJM, its stakeholders and the electricity industry as a whole must re-envision the role of demand response in grid reliability and wholesale markets. PJM has published a paper (PDF) proposing one approach on … Continue reading






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Taking Advantage of the Shoulder Months

Fall doesn’t officially start until around 10:30 p.m. today, but, for many transmission and generation owners, it’s already begun. Spring and fall, often called “shoulder” seasons, give the grid a bit of a rest between hot summers and cold winters. … Continue reading






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A Primer on PJM’s Markets

Much like other commodities, electricity is bought, sold and traded in wholesale and retail markets. PJM administers the competitive wholesale markets for large volumes of electricity across 13 states and the District of Columbia. From the PJM wholesale market, electricity … Continue reading






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Are blackouts coming this winter?

First, don’t panic. We’ve seen alarming statements (attributed to PJM) that the region we serve faces possible blackouts this winter because of coal plant retirements. First, PJM has NOT said there’s a higher threat to the grid this winter (2014/2015). … Continue reading






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Enhanced PJM Issue Tracking Makes It Easier for You to Track an Issue Across PJM Stakeholder Process

PJM has enhanced the Issue Tracking Web pages to respond to member requests and needs. The new Issue Tracking features allow members to track a single issue across the PJM stakeholder process without searching numerous committee Web pages to monitor … Continue reading






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PJM Has the Power to Keep You Cool

As summer begins and we all try to keep ourselves cool and comfortable, PJM and its members are prepared with enough resources to power air conditioners and electric fans for the 61 million people in the region. Typically, the greatest … Continue reading






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