PJM has issued a Hot Weather Alert for Aug. 26 for the ComEd region in anticipation of hot and humid weather.
Hot Weather Alerts are issued when temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees in some areas) with high humidity, driving up demand for electricity. Temperatures around Chicago are forecast to be in the 90s on Aug. 26.
What Is a Hot Weather Alert?
A Hot Weather Alert prepares transmission or generation facilities for extreme hot or humid conditions which may pose capacity issues for the grid. To reliably serve demand, transmission and generation operators are asked to identify any maintenance or testing on equipment that can be deferred or canceled so as to make all equipment and resources available. PJM’s reserve resources are available to cover for generation that may be unexpectedly unavailable or to help meet demand that is higher than forecasted.
Tools to Track PJM Operations
Track PJM’s markets and operations in real time on the Markets and Operations page on pjm.com or through the PJM Now app for iPhone and Android. Learn more about how PJM prepares for summer operations on the Learning Center.
Original source: PJM