VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the nation's largest power grid, is donating $20,000 to the American Red Cross toward the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. PJM also will match its employees' donations to relief efforts.
"We're moved by the images of stranded families, heroic rescues and people in great need of help," said Nora Swimm, senior vice president – Corporate Client Services. "Giving back to our communities and helping those most in need is a hallmark of the PJM culture of caring."
"Our thoughts are with the people of Texas who are impacted by this catastrophic hurricane and flooding," Swimm said.
PJM employees contribute time and donations to many programs in the community. During 2016, PJM employees donated more than $147,000 to area nonprofits. In addition, employees devoted nearly 2,000 hours to community, civic, educational and health-related projects in their communities, including environmental stewardship and sustainability projects which are visible throughout the PJM campus.
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.
SOURCE PJM Interconnection