Gary M. Helm

PJM Interconnection

Lead Market Strategist

Mr. Helm evaluates strategic issues for PJM Interconnection, focusing on the impact of environmental legislation/regulation, fuel supply and infrastructure, technology, and broad economic trends on electricity markets and grid operations. Mr. Helm co-authored “Coal Capacity at Risk for Retirement in PJM: Impact of EPA Transport and Hazardous Air Pollutant Rules.” Mr. Helm was the PJM project manager for the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative’s Gas-Electric System Interface Study. He led the Quadrennial Review of PJM’s administrative Variable Resource Requirement curve used to procure capacity resources. His current focus is on the evolution of PJM markets in response to the changing resource mix and public policy objectives. Mr. Helm has 30 years of industry experience, and prior to joining PJM, managed air quality issues including: policy, strategy, permitting and environmental markets for a merchant generation company. Mr. Helm earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, a Master of Engineering degree, and a Master of Finance degree from The Pennsylvania State University. PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 65 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. PJM coordinates and directs the operation of the region’s transmission grid, which includes 85,103 miles of transmission lines; administers a competitive wholesale electricity market; and plans regional transmission expansion improvements to maintain grid reliability and relieve congestion. Visit PJM at

Sessions With Gary M. Helm

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    New Configurations: America’s gas & power in net zero

    Panel Gas & LNG

    The goal of net-zero emissions is becoming the benchmark for local, federal, and global energy policy and infrastructure investment. The potential for dramatic change in a rapidly evolving policy environment has significant implications for US gas and electric power companies. What are the key implications of net-zero emissions for US power and gas markets? How will the role of gas and power infrastructure change to meet the requirements of a net-zero future? What are the implications for new and existing power and gas assets?