PJM says it is prepared for winter demand
PJM Interconnection, which operates part of the East’s transmission grid, said it is prepared to meet electricity demands this winter.
PJM operates more than 84,236 miles of transmission lines, serving 65 million people in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia.
To develop its forecast for winter operations, PJM analyzes weather predictions, the expected demand for electricity, and other factors. PJM forecasts peak demand will be 134,000 megawatts. Demand reached 139,000 megawatts last winter and hit a record 143,295 megawatts in 2015.
This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a warmer-than-average winter the region PJM serves.