PJM Fuel Security Study Underscores Grid Reliability

According to the Sierra Club, the PJM study “repeats the obvious” – that coal retirements are not impacting grid reliability.

Mary Anne Hitt, senior director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, says, “The Trump administration’s talk of reliability issues with coal plant retirements has nothing to do with keeping the market economic and resilient, and everything to do with pay-to-play politics. Utilities and their regulators should instead be removing the barriers to development of low-cost, no-regrets measures that will actually improve the resilience of our electric system, such as improved transmission and distribution systems, fuel-free wind and solar, demand response, and distributed generation.”

https://www.pjm.com/-/media/committees-groups/committees/mrc/20181101-fuel-security/20181101-pjm-fuel-security-summary.ashx?la=en