Competitive Planning Process

The PJM competitive planning process implements FERC Order 1000. The process affords non-incumbent transmission developers an opportunity to participate in the regional planning and expansion of the PJM bulk electric system. By publishing a set of criteria violations and soliciting solutions from competing transmission developers, PJM and the FERC hope to encourage innovative, cost effective and timely solutions to the challenges of building and maintaining a highly reliable electric system.

PJM will announce in the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee (TEAC) its intention to solicit competitive solutions to identified planning needs. The “windows” for submitting such solutions fit into three categories and follow the 18-month and 24-month planning cycles as described in Manual 14F: Clean WEB | Clean PDF.

Planning Cycles

Standard Window Length Required In-Service Date (Years)
Long Term - considers reliability criteria violations, economic constraints, system conditions and public policy requirements 120 days > 5
Short Term - considers reliability criteria violations 60 days 3-5
Immediate-Need Reliability - considers reliability criteria violations Shortened < 3

While PJM endeavors to adhere to the standard length of the proposal windows, unique situations do arise. When adhering to the standard window length would be unnecessarily burdensome on the transmission developers, PJM may elect to modify the length of a proposal window. Any such changes will be made clear when the proposal window is announced.

Current Windows
  • 2018 RTEP Proposal Window 1
  •  open 7.2.2018  closed 8.31.2018

Window 1

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files - V3 EXE (25.4 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Completed Windows

2017

2016/17 Window 1, Addendum A

Opened: 9.14.2017
Closed: 
9.28.2017 

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V3 EXE (5.4 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Market Efficiency Economic Models - requires additional level of CEII specifically for market efficiency data and active license with Ventyx for PROMOD and nodal simulation data

TEAC White Papers
2017: December | October PDF

Window 1

Opened: 7.11.2017
Closed: 
8.25.2017

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V4 EXE (31.2 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Redacted Public Proposals

TEAC White Papers
2017: December | October PDF

2016

2016/17 Window

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V5 EXE (1.18 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Market Efficiency Economic Models - requires additional level of CEII specifically for market efficiency data and active license with Ventyx for PROMOD and nodal simulation data
Redacted Public Proposals

TEAC White Papers
February 2018 PDF
October 2017 PDF

TEAC White Papers
July 2017 PDF
February 2017 PDF
2016: December | August PDF

Window 3, Addendum

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V2 EXE (10.8 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

List of Proposals XLS

Window 3

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V4 EXE (27.9 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Redacted Public Proposals
List of Proposals XLS

Window 2

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V5 EXE (16 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Redacted Public Proposals & Cost White Paper
List of Proposals XLS

Window 1

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V2 EXE (10 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Redacted Public Proposals

2015

TEAC White Papers
December 2015 PDF

Window 2

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V3 EXE (13.2 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Redacted Public Proposals

Window 1

Problem Statement
With Analytical Files V4 EXE (18 MB) - requires CEII
Without Analytical Files PDF

Redacted Public Proposals

 


Training Video | User Guide PDF

Window Registration

To gain access to a RTEP planning cycle window & analytical data:

  1. Submit the Critical Energy Infrastructure Information request.
    Ask for access to "yyyy RTEP Proposal Window." Specify the RTEP cycle ("yyyy") of interest.
  2. Complete the Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Email List

Stakeholders are added to the competitive planning process email list upon receiving access to the windows.

Proposal Submissions



Pre-qualification for designated entity status is required in order to submit proposals.

Diagram requests should follow the FERC Form 715 request process.

Instructions

Demonstration Videos

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