JULY 2011
                                        

Cleveland Public Power successfully integrated into PJM

PJM Interconnection has announced that they have assumed operational control of the transmission systems of American Transmission Systems, Inc. and Cleveland Public Power, and begun administering wholesale electricity markets in those areas. The integration included the following FirstEnergy utilities: Toledo Edison, Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Penn Power. All of FirstEnergy’s utilities are now in PJM.

With the integrations, PJM’s all-time peak demand would have been 158,448 megawatts (MW). PJM now includes 180,400 MW of generating capacity and more than 61,000 miles of transmission lines.

“PJM believes the consolidation of FirstEnergy’s RTO membership will further enhance the reliability and competitive electricity markets of the region,” said Terry Boston, president and chief executive officer of PJM. “PJM’s markets support the development of renewable resources, energy efficiency and demand response, which aligns with the policies of the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.”