Author Archives: Martelle Pitts

Solar and Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Recognized

PJM Interconnection supports a number of advanced technology pilots. It’s great when one of them is honored by the electricity industry. Recently, PJM, TimberRock Energy Solutions, General Motors and OnStar received PV America’s Project of Distinction award for 2014 at … Continue reading






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Electricity Price Ticker Updated with New Features

The Electricity Price Ticker we’ve previously mentioned on Plugged-In has been updated with new features. The PJM Electricity Price Ticker displays the real-time price a local power provider would pay to purchase power in the wholesale spot market. Just like … Continue reading






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A Taxi Ride for Electricity

How was your drive into work this morning? Did you, like so many of us, sit in another traffic jam? Like highways and city streets, transmission lines can also get congested depending on the time of day or season. PJM … Continue reading






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The Power of Stored Energy

One of the ways to store a large amount of electrical energy is through lithium-ion batteries. In fact, the PJM campus currently houses two megawatts worth of lithium-ion batteries in an array (owned and operated by AES Energy Services LLC, … Continue reading






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Keeping Alert for Solar Activity

You might have heard about a solar storm that was supposed to have hit Earth this past weekend, which could disrupt cellphone service, GPS devices and even the power grid. Even though the storm, also called a “geomagnetic disturbance,” didn’t … Continue reading






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Updated Map on PJM Website Shows Price of Wholesale Electricity in Your Area

We’ve made it easier to see the wholesale price of electricity in your area with an improved Locational Marginal Pricing Map on pjm.com. The locational marginal price is the price of wholesale electricity for each location in the PJM footprint. … Continue reading






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