Evaluating the Need for PJM System Planning Enhancements
Synapse researched and wrote a paper describing the need for changes to PJM system planning procedures and rules in order to address the challenges of the 21st century. Changes include better forecasting of future loads, and resources that incorporate public policy goals and future efficiency trends. The report focuses on PJM’s current reform efforts, the compliance requirements of FERC NOPR on Transmission Planning (Order 1000), and the impact of EPA regulations. Ultimately, PJM must demonstrate that its planning process contributes to just and reasonable rates with no undue discrimination.