It is colder now than it was last year when Ohio and the rest of the eastern U.S. experienced bitter winter weather, but this year, power plants are keeping up with demand,Columbus Business First reports. PJM Interconnection, “the regional grid operator for Ohio and 12 other states,” recently experienced a new record electric load (see our February 26, 2015 blog post), but unlike last year, “the grid has not been stretched to its limits.” During last winter’s brutal cold, “22 percent of potential electric generation was not available,” but PJM Interconnection has worked since then “to address issues from last year’s coldest stretch of winter.” Those issues included several power plants that were “unexpectedly offline or not working up to capacity because of mechanical issues” last winter. For more, read the full article