Beyond each of our local electric utilities, large regional cooperatives manage the generation and transmission of electricity in North America. These cooperatives are independent of individual power plant owners or utilities and are responsible for the safety and reliability of our electric grid.
The largest cooperative is called the PJM Interconnect, LLC and covers all or parts of thirteen states—from Chicago to Virginia, including the District of Columbia. It also includes all of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland.
PJM offers incentives to customers who install energy efficient equipment that permanently reduces the use of electricity during peak times.