- February 5, 2019
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The PJM system performed admirably during the recent cold weather, which saw some of the coldest temperatures in decades across the PJM footprint, a preliminary report shows. PJM emphasized that the information may be subject to change based on additional review.
Overall generation performance through the period was good. Forced outages were slightly greater than normal, which is typical for periods of extreme cold temperatures.
“The key to the performance during the cold weather was the transmission and generation operators, who have made reliability under stressed conditions a priority,” said Mike Bryson, vice president – Operations. “These preliminary results suggest those efforts are paying off.”