Markets & Operations

PJM Tools

PJM Interconnection's online tools (formerly known as eTools) give Members access to a continuous flow of real-time energy data that enables them to make business decisions and manage their transactions.

For markets to function effectively, the participants need information - and the ability to act on it quickly. Real-time price information allows Members to follow market fluctuations and make rapid buy and sell decisions. If prices are rising, sellers can come into the market, while buyers may decide to shift their operations or buy power elsewhere.

Information on each tool can be found on the Tool Information Web page.

Sign in to access any of the following PJM tools:

  • Voting was created to facilitate voting at selected PJM committee meetings.
  • eCredit is used by PJM Members to:
    • View their credit position,
    • Allocate credit between both subaccounts and markets within subaccounts (Financial Transmission Rights [FTR], Reliability Pricing Model [RPM] or energy),
    • Request collateral refunds, and
    • View/download relevant credit reports.
  • eData enables all PJM stakeholders to view PJM operational and market data graphically. A Web service is also available to allow subscribers to select and stream PJM selected real-time Locational Marginal Price (LMP) data directly into their system.
  • Enhanced Energy Scheduler (EES) facilitates the exchange of bulk power between PJM and other Control Areas by enabling market participants to request, evaluate, track and confirm their external bilateral transactions.
  • eFTR (Financial Transmission Rights) is used by Members and other transmission customers to manage their FTR portfolios.
  • eLRS allows PJM Members to administer the registration, notification, meter data and settlement process for demand side response resources in the PJM markets. Note that bids into the PJM wholesale market occurs directly in eMkt for energy and ancillary services and eRPM for capacity.
  • eMKT allows PJM Members to submit information and obtain data needed to conduct business in the Day-Ahead, Regulation and Synchronized Reserve markets.
  • eRPM is used by Market Participants to submit resource-specific sell offers or buy bids into RPM Auctions.
  • ExSchedule is an Internet application that facilitates the interchange of bulk power between the PJM control area and other control areas by enabling market participants to request, evaluate and confirm their external bilateral transactions. Participants may submit both day-ahead and real-time transactions to the two-settlement system via ExSchedule.
  • InSchedule is used by power marketers, load serving entities and generation owners in PJM to submit their internal PJM energy schedule data. All PJM internal transactions, including load and generation interchange adjustment modeling and implicit internal Spot Market schedules are handled through the PJM InSchedule system.
  • Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) provides access to transmission services and transmission system information.
  • The eMKT Opportunity Cost Calculator calculates the maximum opportunity cost allowable for a particular unit’s restriction. This calculation method has been approved by stakeholders and the PJM Board of Managers, but may not be used until we have approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Docket EL08-47).
  • Power Contracts Bulletin Board was created to facilitate power contracting activity. The application is available to the public through sponsorship by the ISO/RTO Council (IRC) in order to provide users with access to a larger pool of buyers and sellers of contracts for electric power. The Power Contracts Bulletin Board allows users to view, post and modify requests to buy or offers to sell power. PJM and the IRC are not a party to any contracts that result from postings on this bulletin board and such contracts will not be settled via ISO/RTO settlements.
  • Power Meter calculates a market participant’s actual interchange energy amounts to be used for real-time energy market settlements.
  • The Resource Tracker tool provides generation owners a single view of generator ownership information as recorded across various PJM applications. All participants that own a share of generation assets will be asked to confirm ownership details on a periodic basis to ensure up-to-date information is maintained.

Other tools PJM offers:

  • eDART (Dispatcher Applications and Reporting Tool) is used by transmission and generation owners to exchange operational and planning data with the PJM control center. 
  • The Generator Availability Data System (eGads) supports the submission and processing of generator outage and performance data as required by PJM and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reporting standards.
  • Emergency Procedures informs PJM Members, PJM personnel and other interested parties about important and/or emergency events as they occur within the PJM Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). Examples of emergency events include hot weather alerts, transmission loading relief (TLR) procedures and minimum generation events. The Emergency Procedures application allows PJM dispatchers and reliability coordinators to post emergency procedures messages for all to see. PJM Members and others need only login to Emergency Procedures as guests.
  • The Gas Pipeline application monitors critical notifications about the gas pipelines that supply natural gas to generators contributing their capacity to PJM. Upon detection of a critical notification the system will display the critical notifications to users accessing the system.