PJM coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia. As a local solar developer operating in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C., we have to interconnect our solar energy systems with the local utilities Pepco and Dominion Energy and other local Coops and they are managed by PJM. In other words, the solar power systems we install are coordinated by PJM. PJM reports to FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
“As the markets themselves fail to value the environmental attributes that people want and that the courts have said are lawful exercises of state authority, states will justifiably seek alternatives.”
PJM coordinates the solar power generates in its territory and thus has a clear impact on investments made in solar power.
The Opinion written by Brien J. Sheahan and published on the Utility Drive website is titled “When PJM’s capacity market stops working for consumers is it time to leave?”