PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

The nation’s biggest electric capacity market needs fixing, critics say

BY: - March 15, 2023

The massive PJM covers more than a dozen states -- including Pennsylvania

Winter storm Uri brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas, including Fort Worth, shown here on Feb. 16. Storms swept across 26 states, bringing a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images).

After a series of winter storms, regulators approve new standards for power plants

BY: - February 26, 2023

Extreme cold weather, like the temperatures seen during Uri and Elliott, can knock out power plants that haven’t been adequately winterized.

New Jersey races to meet expedited deadline to distribute water assistance — or lose it

BY: - February 8, 2023

Pa. could be a downstream beneficiary of the federal funding if Garden State officials fail to act.

Affordable, reliable and sustainable: Report compares utility performance 

BY: - January 21, 2023

The report is a 'conversation-starter, not a conversation-ender ... Our hope is that every state will improve,' an advocate said.

Utility companies are spending billions building out transmission and distribution lines around the country, leading some to call for an independent monitor to protect customers. Photo by Robert Zullo.

As utilities spend billions on transmission, support builds for independent monitoring  

BY: - November 20, 2022

An aging electric grid, fossil fuel power plant retirements and a massive renewable electricity buildout are all contributing to a boom in transmission and distribution wire projects by electric utilities across the country.  In 2020, investor-owned electric utilities spent $25 billion on transmission, up from $23.7 billion in 2019, figures that the Edison Electric Institute, […]