PJM provided updates on a variety of topics at the April 13 Planning Committee meeting, including parameters for capacity emergency transfer limits for energy imports, the redesign of the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee and the newly developed Planning Community Tool.
Capacity emergency transfer limits (CETL)
PJM presented an informational item to help stakeholders understand capacity emergency transfer objective and CETL calculations, as well as their role in the PJM Reliability Pricing Model planning parameters. The three-year-out CETL values are the “planning parameters” for PJM’s reliability pricing model base residual auction.
Due to the financial impact of the values, stakeholders provided PJM with a great deal of input to the calculation methods. PJM reviewed its calculation methodology, including import assumptions. For the upcoming base residual auction, PJM re-calculated several previously posted parameters due to changing assumptions in neighboring systems, particularly New York.
Planning Community Tool
Stakeholders and PJM have identified several categories where the new Planning Community Tool will be particularly useful – communication transparency, interactivity, enhanced security, better alerts and notifications, and tagging issues to allow stakeholders to follow specific topics of interest.
PJM presented the first read of the draft PJM Manual 14F: Competitive Planning Process, including the decisional diagram. PJM has updated this manual based on feedback resulting from the March Planning Committee meeting. This manual has been reviewed in special Planning Committee sessions for the past three months.
PJM presented updates to Manual 14A: Generation and Transmission Interconnection Process and the Tariff related to cost allocation and the alternate queue for projects of less than $5 million. Members reviewed the updates at March 30 Special Planning Committee Session.
Other Committee Business
The committee endorsed administrative updates to Manual 14B: PJM Region Transmission Planning Process. It also discussed work at the Special PC Sessions on transmission service and upgrade requests.
- Transitional seasonal capacity study
- Earlier Queue Submittal Task Force
- Upgrade Construction Service Agreement
- Multiregional Modeling Working Group
- Transmission owner load development and modeling
- Activities, issues and items of interest at NERC, SERC, and RFC
- Updated planning criteria from stakeholders ITCI, PPL and BGE
- Retirement of automatic sectionalizing schemes that are no longer needed due to RTEP upgrades
- Manual 14D: Generator Operational Requirements (solar forecasting)