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PJM's "pay for performance" Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) capacity market is expected to drive operational excellence from traditional fossil fuel generators. FERC's Order 745 being upheld in the courts earlier this year and puts the demand response (DR) at the forefront of capacity market model changes. FERC 745 will provide demand response participants the opportunity to participate in capacity markets and receive capacity payments on an equal level playing field with generators. This ruling should have some independent power producers and traditional utility generators concerned.


On April 19, I conducted an early findings webinar that highlighted the results of a research project on IT/OT Convergence in Utilities. While the data I presented was only a small subset of the results, it still revealed some interesting information.

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