Author Archives: PJM

Unplugging

PJM launched Plugged In a few years ago as a platform to discuss PJM and industry topics in a conversational manner. Since then, PJM introduced the Learning Center, which provides high-level information about PJM-related topics in an easy-to-read format, and … Continue reading






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New Emerging Technology Brochure Available

PJM’s participation in emerging technology initiatives builds on its history of innovation, and reflects its commitment to collaboration and enhancing the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the power grid. To that end, PJM has produced a new brochure (PDF) on emerging … Continue reading






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PJM Named One of Nation’s Most Adoption-friendly Companies for the 9th Consecutive Year

We are extremely honored to be named by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as one of the 100 most adoption-friendly companies in the nation for the ninth consecutive year, and to be ranked first among energy and utility companies. … Continue reading






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Keeping People Calm and Cool…You’re Welcome

By Paula DuPont-Kidd Here is a column by a PJM staff communicator, and one in an occasional feature to Plugged In. If you watch old movies, you’ve seen the hot Southern courtroom scene where jurors and onlookers are fanning their … Continue reading






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How Does a Generator Connect to PJM? New Video Helps Explain

When a generator wants to connect to the transmission system, PJM follows a thorough and detailed process. It ensures that when the generator connects, it can deliver power safely and reliably and participate in PJM’s markets. We’ve briefly discussed the … Continue reading






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Why Does a Transmission Line Get Built?

As part of PJM’s work to ensure the reliability of the electric grid for 61 million people, PJM studies potential reliability issues. After a lot of careful consideration, we can ask for new transmission lines to be built to solve … Continue reading






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Does Demand for Power Go Up on Hot Summer Holidays and Weekends?

Occasionally we’re asked if demand for power goes up over a typically hot summer holiday such as Independence Day or a weekend. While more people might be at home cranking up their air conditioners over a sweltering holiday or weekend, … Continue reading






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How Does PJM Make Money? What Happens When a Power Plant Retires? Two New Learning Center Pages Explain

How does PJM make money? What does PJM do to keep the grid stable when a generator plans to retire? PJM has launched two new pages on the PJM Learning Center at learn.pjm.com to help answer these questions. How Does … Continue reading

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PJM Learning Center Website Wins Award for Publication Excellence

Last September a team of PJM experts worked together to rewrite, redesign and expand the Learning Center website at learn.pjm.com to transform it into your simple, clear and visual resource for understanding the power industry and PJM. The redesigned site … Continue reading

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Next Grid 20/20 Forum to Explore Gas/Electric Interoperability

PJM often holds what we call “Grid 20/20” forums that bring together PJM members, policymakers and industry experts to discuss cutting-edge ideas, visions and technologies that will transform electricity in the 21st century. Our next forum, “PJM’s Grid 20/20: Focus … Continue reading






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