PJM coordinates the regional transmission expansion planning as a part of its responsibilities as an ISO. The process is designed to meet all of the needs within the region for firm transmission service and is currently the only FERC-approved regional planning process in the nation. All expansion plans are developed through a highly coordinated process involving the transmission owners for the region and are reviewed publicly through the PJM Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee, providing opportunity for stakeholder input.
Higher temperatures and greater demand for electricity in California are creating reliability concerns in both the private and public sectors of the state. Even with a recently approved price cap on wholesale electricity prices of $250 per MW hour, consumers most likely won’t see any immediate benefit in their electricity bills and the utilities won’t see an increase in supply.