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2012-05-18 10:23:51

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With an unprecedented amount of electric generation retiring within the next three years, PJM Interconnection's capacity market secured record amounts of new generation, demand resources and energy efficiency to keep the grid reliable. PJM today announced the results of its capacity market, the annual Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) auction, for resources to meet power supply needs between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. The RPM auction...

2012-05-15 10:22:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection this month passed the one gigawatt (GW)--one billion watts - milestone for solar power installed in its region. One gigawatt of electricity generated would power between 800,000 and one million homes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120515/PH07963 ) Solar power more than doubled in each of the last two years and continues to grow. The map shows the amount of solar capacity by county in PJM's region. "We're...

2011-11-21 12:07:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection today received the first frequency regulation services from small-scale demand resources under new rules allowing smaller projects to participate in PJM's Regulation Market. The two western Pennsylvania projects use diverse technologies. To provide regulation service to PJM, demand resource provider Enbala Power Networks uses water pumps at a wastewater treatment facility in Washington County, Pa., adjusting its...

2011-11-02 08:34:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The members of PJM Interconnection are benefiting from a reduction in the rate they pay for PJM's administrative services - the costs of operating the electric transmission system and the wholesale electric markets. PJM reduced the composite rate to 29 cents per megawatt-hour (MWh) from the 30 cents per MWh rate that took effect at the beginning of 2011. "The reduction reflects our focus on cost containment and the benefits of economies of...

2011-10-10 06:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cogent Technology Group announced today that their Data Access and Reporting Service (DARS) has been chosen by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) to manage their market settlement data as they enter the ERCOT power generation market. Cogent's DARS service is a hosted software service which facilitates the electronic receipt of business data from a company's trading partners. DARS parses incoming data into databases while providing...

2011-10-05 10:57:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection issued a statement concerning the White House announcement today that the proposed Susquehanna-Roseland transmission project, linking eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey, is listed as a project to be expedited by the federal Rapid Response Team for Transmission. Praising the project's inclusion, Terry Boston, PJM president and CEO, said: "The Susquehanna-Roseland transmission project, serving the residents of...

2011-09-09 07:45:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today restored power at 3:25 a.m. to its 1.4 million customers affected by the Sept. 8 outage. The restoration was accomplished almost exactly 12 hours after a major electric transmission system outage in western Arizona and the loss of a key connection with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and other factors resulted in the most widespread power outage in the company's history. (Logo:...

2011-08-30 10:33:00

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - The ISO/RTO Council today released a briefing paper on Variable Energy Resources, System Operations and Wholesale Markets. This paper looks at the efforts being made by independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) to integrate variable energy resources. Renewable resources - primarily wind and solar - are the resources most likely to fulfill the objectives of state and provincial renewable energy targets,...

2011-08-29 12:57:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection continues to work with member companies who are restoring power to an estimated two million customers in PJM's Mid-Atlantic and southern regions, hardest hit by the massive storm over the weekend. As part of this effort, local distribution companies are working to restore lower voltage transmission lines and operate facilities in flooded zones. The high-voltage transmission grid, for which PJM is the system operator,...

2011-07-27 13:24:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection President and CEO Terry Boston is the recipient of the IEEE Power and Energy Society's (PES) Leadership in Power Award. IEEE has its roots in the late 1800s with the emergence of electricity and the establishment of its founding organization, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Billed as the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology, IEEE has more than 400,000 members in 160...