PJM has published the three books comprising the 2016 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Report, which is available on pjm.com.
The annual RTEP Report describes transmission study input data, processes and results, as well as PJM board-approved transmission upgrades and process changes during the previous year.
Book 1 provides an executive summary of baseline, market efficiency and operational performance studies. Many results from these studies drove RTEP proposal windows. Book 1 also discusses generation fleet changes driven by plant deactivation and new natural gas plant interconnection. Book 1 goes on to describe RTEP process enhancements that were completed or initiated in 2016.
Book 2 focuses on input parameters (such as load forecasts, generation and topology) and study methodologies (e.g., deliverability) used to conduct PJM’s 2016 RTEP process cycle of studies. Book 2 also describes NERC and regional planning criteria.
Book 3 presents specific results from studies conducted throughout 2016 including baseline reliability, market efficiency, operational performance, transmission owner criteria analyses as well as scenario and interregional studies. Book 3 also summarizes RTEP window activity during 2016.
For a hard copy of the report, please contact Nancy Muhl at Nancy.Muhl@pjm.com.