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capacity performance


PJM Auction Signals Trouble for Nuclear, Coal, and Even Renewables

Two nuclear plants owned by Exelon Corp. in Illinois and Pennsylvania failed to clear PJM Interconnection’s latest annual capacity auction, putting one of those financially crippled units at risk of…


Green Groups Challenge PJM’s Capacity Performance Rules

The “polar vortex” storm of January 2014 blew in big changes to PJM Interconnection’s operations. But these changes are now the subject of a lawsuit filed by environmental groups, alleging…


U.S. Nuclear Plants Are Operating Better than Ever

The nation’s nuclear fleet has performed impressively through the first eight months of 2015. Plant outages averaged less than 3% of total U.S. nuclear capacity during the all-important peak summer…


PJM Tightens Capacity Market Rules to Improve Reliability

The effects of the January 2014 polar vortex have led to big changes in the PJM capacity market, as the board has approved changes to tighten up operations and improve…