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2013-06-01 12:20:04

Regional Operations Strengthen Reliability, Coordination and Competition VALLEY FORGE, Pa., June 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At midnight eastern time June 1, PJM Interconnection began monitoring and managing the transmission system of East Kentucky Power Cooperative and began administering open, competitive wholesale electricity markets in that area. The integration of EKPC into PJM brings 3,099 megawatts of generating capacity and 2,797 miles of transmission lines to the PJM grid....

2013-05-24 16:21:46

Trend of Natural Gas Growth Continues VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The PJM Interconnection annual capacity auction has attracted a record amount of new generation as well as record imports of capacity from the Midcontinent ISO and other areas. The power supplies will meet the needs of the region served by PJM three years from now. PJM, the administrator of the wholesale power market, announced the results of its annual Reliability Pricing Model auction. The...

2013-05-16 12:23:53

MARKET MONITOR FINDS PJM WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKETS REMAIN COMPETITIVE EAGLEVILLE, Pa., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection's wholesale electric energy and capacity markets produced competitive results in the first three months of 2013, according to the 2013 State of the Market Report for PJM: January through March, released today by Monitoring Analytics, LLC, the Independent Market Monitor for PJM. The Independent Market Monitor, Joseph Bowring, announced findings...

2013-05-14 12:23:44

Keeping the grid resilient to face weather extremes VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, operator of the nation's largest electric grid,  expects to have sufficient power this summer when air conditioners push power use to as high as 155,553 megawatts. This compares to PJM's all-time peak demand of 163,848 MW. PJM serves 60 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia. One megawatt is enough to power 1,000 households. To meet demand, PJM has...

2013-03-14 12:23:27

MARKET MONITOR FINDS PJM WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKETS REMAIN COMPETITIVE EAGLEVILLE, Pa., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection's wholesale electric energy and capacity markets produced competitive results in 2012, according to the 2012 State of the Market Report for PJM, released today by Monitoring Analytics, LLC, the Independent Market Monitor for PJM. The Independent Market Monitor, Joseph Bowring, announced findings of the report today. The report is the...

2013-03-07 16:22:01

750 transmission projects authorized in 2012 VALLEY FORGE, Pa., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Massive shifts in the fuels used to generate electricity are requiring major investments for electric transmission grid improvements, a recent study by PJM Interconnection reveals. In 2012, PJM, which plans improvements to the regional power grid, authorized more than 750 electric transmission improvement projects with a total cost of more than $5 billion. PJM's recently published report...

2013-01-29 04:21:40

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest competitive market retail electricity providers to commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in the country, announced today that Danielle R. Wilks has been named Regional Vice President, PJM, Mid-Atlantic. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100210/DA52541LOGO) Wilks, who has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, will oversee the management of customer...

2013-01-16 12:22:36

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. and RENSSELAER, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) yesterday successfully began jointly managing transmission limits that occur near the "seams" between their regions. The coordination between the two markets will increase the efficiency and lower the costs of electric transmission congestion management. Congestion occurs when limits on transmission lines restrict the amount of power that can flow. In...

2012-12-19 12:21:44

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today the election of several individuals to its Board of Directors. ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that focuses on development and exchange of information among policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and other stakeholders. It includes as members companies and organizations, as well as individuals, who work in or are interested in the DR...

2012-12-05 16:22:38

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The PJM Board has approved nearly $1 billion in additional electric transmission upgrades to maintain reliability power supplies for the 60 million people in PJM's region of 13 states and the District of Columbia. Altogether in 2012, the PJM Board authorized $4.7 billion in transmission projects. The upgrades announced today address projected reliability problems. The approvals are part of PJM's Regional Transmission Expansion Plan, which...