The PJM Interconnection has issued a cold weather alert for Sunday acrossits footprint.
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The alert calls for transmission and generation dispatchers to reviewplans to determine is any maintenance or testing, scheduled or being performedon any monitoring, control or transmission/generation equipment can bedeferred or canceled.
PJM West Hub on-peak weekend traded in the mid-$60s/MWh onIntercontinental Exchange and was bid at $75/MWh and offered at $87/MWh around1:30 pm CST Friday.
Peakload was forecast to increase more than 19% by Sunday to around119,400 MW, according to the grid operator.
High temperatures across the PJM footprint were expected from 15 to 35 degrees, as much as 23 degrees below seasonal norms, according toCustomWeather.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory throughSaturday morning as a strong cold front will push across the region and droptemperatures 20 degrees in hours.