PJM Board Approves RTEP Updates

Approvals Include Scope Changes to Current Projects and Several Cancellations


The PJM Board of Managers on July 29 approved the latest updates to PJM’s Regional Transmission Expansion Plan, or RTEP.

The updates include changes to the scope and cost of existing projects, the cancellation of other projects, and two baseline reliability projects. PJM’s RTEP process helps to ensure the reliability of the power grid for 65 million people.

The PJM Board approved the cancellation of several projects in the American Electric Power (AEP), Dominion (DOM) and East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) transmission zones. The existing projects with changes in scope are:

  • The Craneco-Skin Fork 46 kV line section rebuild baseline project in the AEP transmission zone
  • The Skin Fork baseline project in the AEP transmission zone
  • The Fields Creek 138 kV station baseline project in the AEP transmission zone
  • The Flint Run 500/138 kV substation baseline project in the Allegheny Power Systems (FirstEnergy) transmission zone
  • The second Chickahominy 500/230 kV transformer baseline project in the Dominion transmission zone

Full details (PDF) of the projects are posted on pjm.com.

RTEP analysis identifies system violations to reliability criteria and standards, determines the potential to improve the market efficiency and operational performance of the system, and incorporates any public policy requirements.

PJM then develops transmission system enhancements to be integrated into a regional solution set and reviews them with stakeholders through the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee (TEAC) before submitting its recommendation to the Board. Baseline reliability transmission enhancement costs are allocated to PJM load.

Details of all approved projects are contained in the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee recommendations to the PJM Board. Follow all projects through the process with PJM’s Project Status & Cost Allocation tool.