Lawmakers Hear What Went Wrong With The Grid Last Month

State lawmakers got more information Thursday about the electric power grid problems during Christmas weekend. The regional transmission operator that includes West Virginia, 12 other states and the District of Columbia experienced high demand and high generation failures from Dec. 23-25.

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PSC Chair: State Narrowly Avoided Christmas Weekend Power Failure

Charlotte Lane said about 40 percent of the natural gas fired power plants in PJM failed that weekend.

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Utilities Could Pay Up To $2 Billion In Fines Over Christmas Outages

As much as 57,000 megawatts of electricity went down in PJM on Christmas Eve, as an Arctic blast sent temperatures in much of the country down to zero or below.

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Electric Vehicles Can Send Power Back To The Grid, Lawmakers Learn

Widespread adoption of EVs in the coming years could change how electric utilities and transmission operators like PJM manage the grid.

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