U.S. Senator Weighs in on PJM Dispute with Market Monitor

Michael Giberson

From The Star-Ledger:

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez today urged a federal agency to hold hearings into whether the company that runs the regional power grid is undermining the work of a monitor whose job is to guard against manipulation of electricity prices.

In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Menendez (D-N.J.) said allegations by the monitor, Joseph Bowring, against grid operator PJM Interconnection are troubling. The senator said there is mounting evidence that PJM management is undermining the monitor’s work by stripping him of resources, denying him vital data and censoring his reports.