PJM 90TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 154
(Extensions of Remarks - September 26, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                          PJM 90TH ANNIVERSARY


                         HON. RYAN A. COSTELLO

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  Mr. COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize 
the hard work and dedication of all employees, past and present, at PJM 
Interconnection, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary.
   The work of PJM employees is critical to ensuring homes and 
businesses--more than 65 million people in total in all or portions of 
13 states and the District of Columbia--have a reliable and efficient 
source of power. In fact, PJM oversees the largest power grid in North 
America, employing more than 600 people at their headquarters in my 
district near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
   PJM was founded in 1927 when three utilities determined they could 
provide power more efficiently by interconnecting to share their 
generating resources and created the world's first continuous power 
pool. Over the past 90 years, PJM has grown to include more than one 
thousand members representing transmission owners, generation owners, 
consumers, and residential and commercial customers. PJM earned the 
distinction of being the country's first fully-functioning independent 
system operator in 1997 and the country's first fully-functioning 
regional transmission organization in 2002.
   Mr. Speaker, PJM Interconnection has demonstrated extraordinary 
leadership and embraced innovation in the constantly-evolving utility 
industry and, therefore, I would ask my colleagues to join me in 
extending best wishes for continued success to all employees as they 
commemorate this memorable milestone.