Largest North American grid operator prepares for solar power loss during eclipse

By Kelsey Misbrener The operator of North America’s largest power grid is prepared to ensure reliable electricity supplies during a total solar eclipse next month when solar power resources will fall temporarily.
Although the eclipse will reduce solar power generation, PJM Interconnection expects no power grid reliability issues in its footprint, which includes 13 states and the District of Columbia and 65 million people.
“Certainly, this is an unusual solar event, but as far as potential impacts to the grid, PJM and its members are prepared,” said PJM president and CEO Andrew L. Ott. “While this is an anticipated event, we routinely plan and prepare

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