PJM Supports EPSA Complaint at FERC

On Tuesday afternoon, PJM made two filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of complaints filed by the Electric Power Supply Association and others. The complaints relate to affiliate power purchase agreements and the associated rate riders affecting the operation and cost recovery of certain power plants located in Ohio.

PJM filed comments and motions to intervene regarding both the First Energy and AEP affiliate PPAs. PJM requested that the commission rescind previously granted waivers of the affiliate power sale restrictions for FE and AEP, as the waivers relate to those power purchase agreements.

PJM is asking the FERC to review the prior waivers, given the changes in the affiliate power purchase agreements (should they be approved by the Public Utility Commission of Ohio), and for the Commission to consider the potential effects the affiliate agreements may have on wholesale market competitiveness. PJM believes such review is appropriate.

Earlier in February, PJM filed amicus curiae briefs with the PUCO regarding the FE and AEP power purchase agreements.