PJM Interconnection Putting More Solar Power On The Grid


PJM Interconnection, the operator of the high-voltage electric power grid on much of the Atlantic coast and in parts of the Midwest, says it procured 56 MW of solar power during its most recent capacity auction – an increase of 22% over last year.

The capacity auction also procured 796 MW of wind power (a 15% increase) and 14.8 GW of demand response resources, according to PJM. Terry Boston, president and CEO of the grid operator, noted that PJM is currently confronting an ‘unprecedented change in fuel mix’ as more first-generation coal-fired power plants are being retired from service.

PJM serves 60 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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