Demand resources (DR) in the PJM Interconnection will increase by more than 400% – or 5,682 MW – as the result of its electricity capacity auction for the 2012-2013 planning year.
The increase was driven by the market and the elimination of a special interruptible load provision whereby suppliers received payments for curtailing usage, says PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia.
For the first time, energy efficiency was included in the sixth reliability pricing model auction, bringing 569 MW of new energy efficiency resources to the PJM Interconnection.
Wind resources accounted for 323 MW, representing 13% of the approximately 2,500 MW of wind generation energy capability cleared in the market. The cleared amount of capacity reflects the factored amount that accounts for the intermittent nature of this renewable energy within PJM.
SOURCE: PJM Interconnection