During PJM’s weekly update around its response to the
coronavirus outbreak, it reported the following updates:
PJM continues to work on its return-to-campus plan in
accordance with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan. Gov. Wolf extended the
stay-at-home order out to June 4 for counties in the red phase. Montgomery
County, where PJM’s facilities reside, is one of those counties that will
remain in the red phase.
No date has been set, though Gov. Wolf announced that no
return to work in southeast Pennsylvania could happen before June 4. PJM
continues in a companywide telecommuting posture.
All of PJM’s social distancing and other coronavirus-related
precautions, including return-to-campus plans, are being reviewed by an
epidemiologist. PJM continues to have a team of sequestered operators at one of
its campuses, and to operate out of three control rooms.
Since March 24, PJM has seen weekday peaks coming in at about
10 percent – or about 9,000 MW – less than what would be expected, with changes
in the weather accounted for. Weekday peak impacts have ranged from 6.5 percent
to 15.2 percent (May 5).
Total daily energy use is down to a lesser extent, about 7.9
percent, on average, since March 24.
Weekdays continue to be impacted more than weekends for both
peaks and energy usage.
PJM provided these updates in a recent slide
page provides ongoing information and updates about its
precautions to maintain the safety and security of its employees, stakeholders
and the grid as it monitors the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). For posted
materials and meeting information on PJM’s coronavirus-related efforts, visit
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