Ohio’s regional transmission organization, PJM Interconnection, has secured a surplus of 20 percent above anticipated peak demand in its first electricity auction to include capacity performance, according to the Hannah Report. The annual base residual auction “produced 3,500 megawatts (MW) of new generation” for the period beginning June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019. Costs have gone up for the second year in a row; RTO Insider said the average household’s capacity cost could go up by $2–$3 per month, which might be offset by lower peak demand costs. Public Utilities of Ohio (PUCO) Chairman Andre Porter responded to the auction results, saying the auction “had moved Ohio’s electric grid in the ‘right direction.” He said PUCO has a responsibility to focus on reliability, and that “[t]he capacity performance product is designed to ensure that our electric generators are available when needed most.”