PJM Has Enough Power To Meet Hot Summer Electricity Demand
Keeping the grid resilient to face weather extremes
To meet demand, PJM has available 186,884 MW of installed electricity generation capacity and 11,175 MW of demand response and energy efficiency. Demand response means there are customers who are paid to reduce their energy use at peak time periods on request and energy efficiency pays customers who modify their buildings to save electricity. This amount of demand response and energy efficiency is about the same as the total amount of nuclear capacity in the state of
This year’s summer forecast for power use includes East Kentucky Power Cooperative, which will be fully integrated into PJM on
“After experiencing back to back summers of super storms and extreme weather, we’ve been focusing on the bigger picture of keeping the grid resilient—having the ability to recover quickly, no matter the challenge,” said
In addition to the seasonal emergency operations drills with member companies, PJM has been meeting with member companies and hosting forums to look at resiliency and to share lessons learned from responding to Super Storm Sandy and other extreme weather events.
PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 60 million people in all or parts of
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