FERC Approves CAPS Funding by PJM Customers

On February 29, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted revisions to the PJM Open Access Transmission Tariff (Docket No. ER16-561-000) to provide a mechanism for funding the organization, Consumer Advocates of the PJM States (CAPS), effective March 1, via a new charge on customers’ … Read more…

PJM Tool Demos How Price Fluctuations, Weather Impact Customer Bills

Factors such as fuel prices and weather can change the wholesale price of electricity. An interactive price calculator just posted on the PJM Interconnection’s Learning Center website helps users to simulate how market and climatic fluctuations will change their bills under different grid conditions. The … Read more…

Market Monitor : PJM Wholesale Markets ‘Competitive’ for 1Q-3Q 2015

PJM Interconnection’s wholesale electric energy, capacity, and regulation markets produced competitive results during the first nine months of 2015, according to the 2015 Quarterly State of the Market Report for PJM: January through September, released on November 12 by Monitoring Analytics, the Independent Market Monitor … Read more…

Transmission Upgrades Likely to Save PJM Customers over $815 Million

The Board of Directors of PJM Interconnection authorized dozens of electric transmission improvements on October 15, which are expected to save electricity customers in the region a cumulative $815 million in congestion costs – as well as millions more dollars in reduced load payments and … Read more…

Cost Impact of PJM Capacity Performance Pegged at $7.3 Billion

A report released by the American Public Power Association (APPA) on October 8 estimates that the cost impact on consumers of PJM Interconnection’s recent Capacity Performance (CP) changes to its Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) will be $7.3 billion over the course of the next three … Read more…

Demand Response Jockeys for Position in PJM Capacity Market

Environmental and consumer advocates, along with Illinois’ regional electric grid operator, PJM Interconnection, launched a project on October 6 designed to demonstrate how demand response – a non-generator resource that is now a participant in PJM’s capacity markets – can support grid reliability year-round as … Read more…

PJM’s 2017/2018 Transition Auction Hits Capacity Performance Target

PJM Interconnection announced on September 9 that its second transition auction, opened on September 3, achieved its targeted procurement of resources to meet strict Capacity Performance (CP) standards for the 2017/2018 delivery year. Specifically, the targeted procurement quantity for the 2017/2018 delivery year was 112,194.5 … Read more…

Dynegy to Evaluate Impact of PJM Transition Auctions on Retail Contracts

Dynegy, a retail energy provider serving businesses and residents in Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, on September 8 reported its results from PJM Interconnection’s capacity auction for planning year 2018/19 and transition auction for the 2016/17 delivery year.   The Houston-based company said it is evaluating … Read more…

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