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Grid operator PJM Interconnection has integrated the high-voltage transmission system of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) into its footprint and begun administering competitive wholesale electricity markets in the co-op's area.

The integration of EKPC into PJM brings 3,099 MW of generating capacity and 2,797 miles of transmission lines to the PJM grid. EKPC provides wholesale electricity to 16 owner-member distribution cooperatives that collectively serve more than a half-million customers.

"The diversity of demand between EKPC and other PJM members and the resources they bring will strengthen reliability and have economic benefits not only for EKPC, but throughout the region we serve," says Terry Boston, PJM president and CEO.

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