VALLEY FORGE, Pa., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the operator of the nation's largest electric grid, is hosting its Grid 20/20: Focus on Resilience (Fuel Mix Diversity & Security) on April 19, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa. The conference will feature expert panelists speaking to issues raised in the recent PJM's Evolving Resource Mix and System Reliability report, including the amount of natural gas and renewable generation the system can reliably use.
PJM President and CEO Andrew Ott will kick-off the conference of three expert panels, with his remarks on PJM's perspective on the issue. Among the panelists are: Mark McCullough, executive vice president - Generation, AEP; Joseph McClelland, director, FERC; Jackie Roberts, director, West Virginia Consumer Advocate Division; Robert Kott, Operations Policy Manager, Regional Operations Policy and Analytics, CAISO and Rick Mroz, President, NJBPU. For a complete list of panelists, see the Grid 20/20 page at pjm.com.
"As important as we feel our recent study is in informing the discussion on resilience, we need our stakeholders engaged in taking the next steps," Ott said. "The diversity of panelists represented at this conference brings the kind of rich perspectives to help guide where we go from here."
PJM's Grid 20/20 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT and can be attended virtually through WebEx. However, registration is required. The limit has already been reached for in-person attendance.
More information on the Grid 20/20 is available on the Grid 20/20 page at pjm.com.
PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 65 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. PJM coordinates and directs the operation of the region's transmission grid, which includes over 82,000 miles of transmission lines; administers a competitive wholesale electricity market; and plans regional transmission expansion improvements to maintain grid reliability and relieve congestion. PJM's regional grid and market operations produce annual savings of $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion. For the latest news about PJM, visit PJM Inside Lines at insidelines.pjm.com.
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