AREVA T&D and PJM Interconnection have formed a strategic alliance to better address the challenges related to “smarter” transmission grids in the northeastern U.S.

PJM is a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 U.S. states as well as Washington, D.C.

AREVA T&D has a successful track record of delivering effective solutions to PJM and has helped PJM launch several industry firsts, including a locational marginal pricing-based solution for the multi-settlement electricity market and the first large-scale mixed integer programming solution for clearing the day-ahead market.

Building upon many years of successful collaboration, PJM and AREVA T&D will now be working together on improving system resiliency and efficiency in the new paradigm of smarter grids. Their joint efforts will focus on enriching AREVA T&D's e-terra applications suite with “smarter dispatch” technologies, which will enable the deployment of a new generation of resources and devices for improved operational efficiency and expanded system security, and with technologies that leverage PJM's experience in providing quality and timely market information, which will enable significant and dramatic increase of the penetration of demand-response technologies across PJM's footprint.