Who We Are
PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity 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.
- Acting as a neutral, independent party, PJM operates a competitive wholesale electricity market and manages the high-voltage electricity grid to ensure reliability for more than 65 million people.
- PJM’s long-term regional planning process provides a broad, interstate perspective that identifies the most effective and cost-efficient improvements to the grid to ensure reliability and economic benefits on a system-wide basis.
- An independent Board oversees PJM’s activities. Effective governance and a collaborative stakeholder process help PJM achieve its vision: “To be the electric industry leader – today and tomorrow – in reliable operations, efficient wholesale markets, and infrastructure development.”
An overview of PJM is available, along with the latest Annual Report. Watch the video for an overview of the United States electricity grid. You can contact us to request additional information.
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PJM Connext is a subsidiary of PJM Interconnection that combines deep electricity industry experience with cutting-edge thinking to offer powerful consulting, training and operational services to the global energy industry.
PJM Environmental Information Services, Inc.
PJM Environmental Information Services, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PJM Connext L.L.C. The focus of PJM-EIS is to provide the reporting and data tracking services of both emissions and renewable energy credits also known as renewable energy certificates. Services are administrated by PJM EIS through the Generation Attribute Tracking System, which is owned and operated by PJM EIS. For generation owners—large merchant, small business or residential generation owners—the GATS tracks the generator’s electric output for the issuance of the applicable RECs. The GATS also tracks the ownership of those RECs through their use by an electric utility for state Renewable Portfolio Standard compliance.
For generation owners: GATS helps turn generation output into a commodity.
For both the electric utilities and owners of certain generators that produce emissions: GATS helps meet state and federal environmental requirements associated with electric operations, such as RPS compliance and emissions disclosure.
PJM Settlement, Inc.
PJM Settlement, Inc. is FERC-regulated public utility affiliate of PJM Interconnection LLC that handles all market settlements, billing issues, credit management and financial settlements for the wholesale electricity market and other transactions conducted by PJM members. PJM Settlement reduces PJM members' credit risk by providing clear legal standing for PJM Settlement to collect unpaid balances of defaulted payments on behalf of other members, who have to share the costs of a payment default. All current PJM members are also members of PJM Settlement, Inc. PJM Settlement, Inc. is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation that has a service agreement with PJM to provide and retain services, including PJM staff support.
GO15, formerly the Very Large Power Grid Operators Association, is a voluntary initiative of the world’s 19 largest power grid operators (including PJM) representing collectively more than 70 percent of the world’s electricity demand, providing electricity to 3.4 billion consumers on six continents and responsible for integration of 2,518 GW of generation capacity into the grid, of which 21 percent is from renewable energy sources.
GO15 was created in 2004 following several blackouts across the world to investigate fundamental issues of common interest to its members and to develop joint improvement of power system security. PJM was a founding member of the organization in 2004, served as President in 2013, and continues as a member today.