Benefits of Wind and Transmission in PJM

Energy Future Coalition
Project completed July 2013.

Synapse analyzed the benefits to consumers resulting from the combination of increased wind and supporting transmission in the PJM Interconnection. Synapse identified wind/transmission build-out scenarios for PJM, determined the energy effects associated with the scenarios using the PROSYM production cost model, and estimated transmission costs associated with the scenarios. Based on this analysis, Synapse provided an estimate of the total cost impacts of the wind/transmission build-out scenarios relative to a baseline of expected wind and transmission in PJM.