East Kentucky Power Cooperative Successfully Integrated into PJM

Regional Operations Strengthen Reliability, Coordination and Competition

Jun 01, 2013, 09:30 ET from PJM Interconnection

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., June 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At midnight eastern time June 1, PJM Interconnection began monitoring and managing the transmission system of East Kentucky Power Cooperative and began administering open, competitive wholesale electricity markets in that area.

The integration of EKPC into PJM brings 3,099 megawatts of generating capacity and 2,797 miles of transmission lines to the PJM grid. Additional key statistics are below.

"We're excited to have EKPC be a part of PJM," said Terry Boston, PJM President and CEO. "The diversity of demand between EKPC and other PJM members and the resources they bring will strengthen reliability and have economic benefits not only for EKPC but throughout the region we serve. It's been a pleasure for all of us at PJM to work with the folks at EKPC throughout this process."

"Our organizations have put a lot of hard work into this integration, and I am proud of everyone for their extensive efforts," said CEO Anthony "Tony" Campbell. "This move will help EKPC to operate more efficiently and economically, creating important benefits for our 16 owner-member cooperatives, and the 520,000 homes and businesses they serve."

East Kentucky Power Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative providing wholesale electricity to 16 owner-member distribution cooperatives that serve 520,000 Kentucky homes, farms, businesses and industries across 87 counties.

Key Statistics



with EKPC as of
June 1, 2013


Millions of people served





All-time peak demand
(For comparative purposes)





Generating capacity in megawatts





Miles of transmission lines




PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 61 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 62,556 miles of transmission lines; administers a competitive wholesale electricity market; and plans regional transmission expansion improvements to maintain grid reliability and relieve congestion. Visit PJM at www.pjm.com.

SOURCE PJM Interconnection