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The most recently updated, effective Open Access Transmission Tariff, Operating Agreement and Reliability Assurance Agreement ("governing agreement") language is posted on the Governing Documents page.

View the governing documents on file at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Amendments Accepted by FERC

Currently Effective

The following governing agreement amendment filings were submitted to, and accepted by, FERC, and are currently effective but are not yet reflected in the version of the governing agreement posted on PJM’s website. The amendments can be found in the filing submitted to FERC and will be added to the conformed governing agreement after PJM submits a clean-up filing, which is accepted by FERC, to incorporate the amendments.

8.17.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 17, 2020, in Docket No. ER20-2686-000, PJM submitted a filing in compliance with the Commission’s June 18, 2020 order regarding the Commission’s section 206 proceeding under the Federal Power Act into how PJM was implementing its proposal window exemption for immediate-need reliability projects. In addition to providing an explanation as to how PJM will comply prospectively with Criteria Two and Three, PJM submitted proposed revisions to the Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, section 1.5.8(m)(1) in compliance with Criterion Four. In addition and to address the Commission’s requirement that PJM post all immediate-need reliability information in a manner more easily accessible to stakeholders, PJM explained its effort to develop a web page designated solely to immediate-reliability issues.
Effective: As of the date of the Commission’s order accepting the compliance filing.
FERC Order ER20-2686-000 PDF



8.5.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 5, 2020, in Docket Nos. EL19-58-003 and ER19-1486-00, PJM submitted, in compliance with the Commission’s May 21, 2020 order reserve market enhancements, a compliance filing concerning a forward-looking net Energy and Ancillary Services revenues offset. PJM will await a Commission Order before implementing the modified rules.
FERC Order PDF



5.29.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On May 29, 2020, in Docket No. ER20-1451-000, the Commission accepted PJM and PJM Settlement’s revisions to the PJM Tariff and the PJM Operating Agreement to enhance the rules for evaluating and managing credit risk posed by entities seeking to participate or participating in the PJM Markets. The revisions update and enhance PJM’s procedures for monitoring and mitigating credit risk in the PJM Markets for the purpose of reducing and better managing the risk of financial defaults.
Effective: The revisions are effective as of June 1, 2020, as requested.
FERC Order PDF



12.16.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On December 16, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-469-003, PJM submitted a compliance filing containing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and PJM Operating Agreement specific to the Commission’s directives in its October 17, 2019 order pertaining to PJM’s Order No. 841 compliance filing regarding Energy Storage Resources participation in PJM markets. PJM is requesting an effective date of December 3, 2019 for the revisions.
Effective: With respect to the specific revisions related to better accounting for an Energy Storage Resource’s State of Charge, PJM is requesting an effective date of March 31, 2024.
FERC Order PDF



10.5.2017 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 5, 2017, in Docket Nos. ER17-1420-000 and -001, the Commission issued an order accepting, subject to the outcome of pending rehearing requests in the Artificial Island (AI) Complaint (Docket No. EL15-95 and the original filing of PJM's allocations for the AI Project (Docket No. ER15-2563)), the revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A for cost responsibility assignments for AI Project resulting from the Board's approval of the change in scope to the AI Project.
Effective: October 10, 2017

Not Yet Effective

The following governing agreement amendment filings were submitted to, and approved by, FERC, but are not yet effective and are not reflected in the version of the conformed governing agreement posted on PJM’s website.  The pending language can be found in the filing submitted to FERC and will be added to the conformed tariff once it becomes effective.



3.24.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 24, 2021, in Docket Nos. ER21-1207-000 and ER21-1208-000, the Commission accepted PJM’s proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and CTOA, on behalf of American Electric Power Service Corporation (AEP) for its affiliate companies to correct references to AEP and its affiliate companies.
Effective: The effective date for the revised PJM Tariff and CTOA sections is April 27, 2021, as requested.
FERC Order Nos. ER21-1207-000 & ER21-1208-000 PDF



10.15.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 15, 2020, in Docket Nos. EL16-49-003, EL18-178-003, and ER18-1314-006, the Commission accepted, in part, and denied, in part, PJM’s compliance filings relating to the implementation of the Minimum Offer Price Rule. The order directs PJM to submit a supplemental compliance filing within 30 days.
Effective: The effective date for the approved portions of the compliance filing is October 15, 2020.
FERC Order EL16-49-003 PDF



8.5.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 5, 2020, in Docket Nos. EL19-58 and ER19-1486, PJM submitted, in compliance with the Commission’s May 21, 2020 order reserve market enhancements, a compliance filing concerning a forward-looking net Energy and Ancillary Services revenues offset. PJM will await a Commission Order before implementing the modified rules.
FERC Order PDF



7.6.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On July 6, 2020, in Docket No. EL19-58-002, pursuant to the Commission’s May 21, 2020 order, PJM submitted a compliance filing regarding enhanced price formation in PJM’s Reserve Markets.
Effective: PJM is requesting an effective date of May 1, 2022.
FERC Order PDF



6.1.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On June 1, 2020, in Docket Nos. ER18-1314-003, EL16-49, and EL18-178, PJM submitted, in accordance with the Commission’s April 16, 2020 Order on Rehearing and Clarification, a second compliance filing concerning the Minimum Offer Price Rule as it will be applied to Capacity Resources with State Subsidies.
FERC Order ER18-1314-006 PDF



3.25.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 25, 2020, in Docket Nos. EL16-49, EL18-178 and ER18-1314-004, PJM submitted a correction to the Brattle report that was included in its March 18, 2020 compliance filing. The purpose of this correction is make clear that the Hope Creek nuclear plant will be treated as a multi-unit nuclear plant for purposes of the MOPR application.
FERC Order ER18-1314-006 PDF



3.18.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 18, 2020, in Docket Nos. ER18-1314-003, EL16-49, and EL18-178, PJM submitted, in compliance with the Commission’s December 19, 2019 order, a compliance filing concerning the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR), a request for waiver of the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) auction deadlines and a request for an extended comment period of at least 35 days. The compliance filing contains revisions to the PJM Tariff to modify the application of the MOPR to address State Subsidies. PJM will await a Commission Order before implementing the modified rules. A separate link is provided for the Excel spreadsheet containing the calculations for the default MOPR values.
FERC Order ER18-1314-003 PDF



3.29.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 29, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-1486-000 and EL19-58-000, PJM submitted amendments to PJM Tariff, Part I and PJM Tariff, Attachment K-Appendix for Enhanced Price Formation in Reserve Markets to (1) consolidate Tier 1 and Tier 2 Synchronized Reserves into one Synchronized Reserve product; (2) modify its Operating Reserve Demand Curves (ORDCs) by increasing the Reserve Penalty Factors used in the ORDCs and modify the shape to add a downward sloping tail; and (3) align its day-ahead and real-time reserve markets to ensure adequate forward procurement of reserves and related market efficiencies.
FERC Order ER19-58-000 PDF



6.29.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On June 29, 2018, in Docket Nos. ER18-1902-000 and ER18-1903-000, PJM, Rochelle Municipal Utilities, and NextEra Energy Transmission MidAtlantic, LLC (NextEra) submitted proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and CTOA to reflect the acquisition of the Rochelle’s transmission facilities currently under PJM’s functional control to NextEra. PJM and NextEra requested an effective date of 12/31/9998 as the effective date is undetermined at this time and will coincide with the closing of the acquisition.
Effective: PJM requests an order by December 15, 2019 and an effective date of June 1, 2020.
FERC Order ER18-1903 PDF

Amendments Pending at FERC

The following governing agreement amendment filings were submitted to FERC and are not yet approved by FERC and are version of the conformed governing agreement posted on PJM’s website. The pending language can be found in the filing submitted to FERC and will be added to the conformed tariff once it has been approved and becomes effective.

5.4.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On May 4, 2021, in Docket No. ER21-1844-000, PJM filed proposed revisions to Tariff, Attachment DD, section 6.8(a) to modify determination of the Capital Recovery Factor (CRF) component of the Avoidable Project Investment Recovery Rate, on a prospective basis only, to update the CRF for each Reliability Pricing Model auction.
Effective: PJM requested that the Commission accept the proposed revisions effective July 2, 2021, and requested waiver of the Commission’s 60-day notice requirement to accommodate the requested effective date.



4.30.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On April 30, 2021, in Docket No. ER21-1802-000, PJM filed proposed revisions to PJM Tariff, Attachment K-Appendix, section 3.2.3(f), and to the identical corresponding provision in the PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 1, section 3.2.3(f) to effectuate the single rate component of a reform package related to PJM’s process for generation stability limits. The PJM Tariff and PJM Operating Agreement revisions limit the ability of a generation resource to seek lost opportunity cost credits when honoring a generation stability limit.
Effective: PJM requested a June 1, 2022 effective date for the proposed revisions.



4.14.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On April 14, 2021, in Docket No. ER21-1680-000, Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) tenders for filing revisions to PJM Tariff, Attachment H-16C to update the prior-year actual Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) expense under Dominion’s Formula Rate to reflect the 2020 actual OPEB expense.
Effective: The requested effective date of the revised Attachment H-16C tariff sheet is June 15, 2021.



4.7.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On April 7, 2021, PJM filed, in Docket No. ER21-1635-000, proposed revisions to PJM Tariff, Schedule 6A to clarify and rationalize the requirements for Black Start Units, including testing requirements, substitution provisions, involuntary termination rules, and the Minimum Tank Suction Level or MTSL calculation. In addition, PJM proposed Tariff revisions to provide for transparency and annual updates to the Capital Recovery Factor (CRF) component of Black Start Service payments for units that require new or additional capital investment, and a commitment period for Black Start Units electing to recover new or additional Black Start Capital Costs based on the life of the Black Start Equipment. The CRF and lifetime commitment revisions will apply only to Black Start Units selected after the effective date of the Tariff changes.
Effective: PJM requested a June 6, 2021, effective date for the proposed Tariff revisions.



3.22.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 22, 2021, in Docket No. ER21-726-001, PJM submitted a response to the Commission’s February 18, 2021 deficiency notice regarding PJM’s December 23, 2020 filing of amendments to Schedule 12-Appendix and Schedule 12-Appendix A of the PJM Tariff to provide updated annual cost allocations for Regional Facilities and Necessary Lower Voltage Facilities included in the PJM RTEP.
Effective: PJM requested the revisions be effective as of January 1, 2021.



3.1.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 1, 2021, in Docket No. ER21-278-001, PJM submitted responses to the Commission’s December 22, 2020 deficiency letter regarding PJM’s FPA section 205 filing to establish an Effective Load Carrying Capability (ELCC) construct for determining the relative amount of capacity that variable, limited duration, and combination resources may offer in PJM.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of July 1, 2021 for the RAA and Tariff revisions, and an order on the revisions by May 1, 2021. In accordance with section 388.112 of the Commission’s regulations, PJM has requested confidential treatment for certain data provided in an appendix to the responses, and the confidential data will be made available to participants in this proceeding upon their execution of the Protective Agreement PJM included with the filing.



2.25.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 25, 2021, in ER21-1211-000, PJM submitted revisions to the PJM Tariff to incorporate provisions to allow the use of surety bonds as a form of Collateral for participation in its markets other than the FTR market.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of May 1, 2021.



1.8.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On January 8, 2021, in Docket No. ER21-841-000, PJM submitted proposed revisions to PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A to incorporate cost responsibility assignments for 14 baseline upgrades included in the recent update to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan approved by the PJM Board of Managers on December 9, 2020.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of April 8, 2021, which is 90 days after the date of this filing to allow a 30 day comment period.



12.23.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On December 23, 2020, in Docket No. ER21-726-000, PJM submitted for filing revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12 – Appendix and Schedule 12 – Appendix A to update annual cost responsibility assignments for Regional Facilities, Necessary Lower Voltage Facilities and Lower Voltage Facilities consistent with PJM Tariff, Schedule 12.
Effective: PJM requested the revisions be effective as of January 1, 2021.



11.23.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On November 23, 2020, in Docket Nos. EL20-56-000 & ER21-460-000, PJM submitted revisions to the PJM Tariff and PJM Operating Agreement pertaining to Station Power service, as directed by the Commission in a September 17, 2020 Order addressing a complaint and petition for declaratory order on the Station Power provisions, and opening an investigation under Federal Power Act, section 206.
Effective: As directed, PJM is requesting an effective date of September 23, 2020.



10.31.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 31, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-250-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 12, and the RAA, Schedule 17, to (i) add the new members, (ii) remove withdrawn members, (iii) reflect the signatories to the RAA, and (iv) reflect members’ whose corporate names changed during the third quarter of 2019.
Effective: PJM requested September 30, 2019.



10.31.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 31, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-262-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A to incorporate cost responsibility assignments for 21 baseline upgrades included in the recent update to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan approved by the PJM Board of Managers on October 1, 2019.
Effective: PJM requests the revisions become effective on January 29, 2020, which is 90 days after the date of this filing to allow a 30 day comment period.



10.30.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 30, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-224-000 and ER20-225-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff, Attachment L and PJM CTOA, Attachment A to reflect a correction of a previous name change of CED Rock Springs, LLC to Essential Power Rock Springs, LLC that was inadvertently omitted from the PJM Tariff, Attachment L and PJM CTOA, Attachment A.
Effective: PJM requested November 27, 2019



10.7.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 7, 2019, in Docket Nos. EL19-61-000 and ER20-45-000, PJM submitted in compliance with the Commission’s August 30, 2019 order instituting Federal Power Act, section 206 proceeding (Order to Show Cause) revisions to the PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, sections 1.5.8(c) and (o). In addition, PJM sought additional guidance on the treatment of transmission owners’ asset management criteria within the PJM Form No. 715 planning process as a result of both the Order to Show Cause and the Commission’s Order on Remand issued August 30, 2019 in Docket Nos. ER15-1387-004 and ER15-1344-005.
Effective: PJM requested January 1, 2020



10.3.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 3, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-34-000, PJM and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) submitted concurrently (under separate cover and dockets) parallel revisions to the MISO-PJM JOA, sections 9.3 and 9.4 to propose to further clarify the Coordinated System Plan process, as well as to clean up inconsistencies overlooked in prior compliance filings.
Effective: PJM and MISO request an effective date for the proposed revisions by December 3, 2019



8.29.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 29, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-2708-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A to incorporate cost responsibility assignments for 51 baseline upgrades included in the recent update to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan approved by the PJM Board of Managers on July 30, 2019. PJM requests the revisions become effective on November 27, 2019, which is 90 days after the date of this filing to allow a 30 day comment period.
Effective: PJM requested November 27, 2019



2.6.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 6, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-815-000, PJM submitted for filing revisions to the PJM Tariff, Attachment Q to correct an inadvertent credit requirement imposed on certain resources providing regulation service to PJM.
Effective: PJM requested April 9, 2018



1.5.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On January 5, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-614-000, PJM submitted for filing revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A to incorporate cost responsibility assignments for new baseline upgrades included in the recent update to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan approved by the PJM Board of Managers on December 6, 2017, including its first interregional transmission projects (Targeted Market Efficiency Projects) between PJM and Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. under the MISO-PJM Joint Operating Agreement. PJM requests the revisions become effective on April 5, 2018, which is 90 days after the date of this filing to allow a 30 day comment period.



10.25.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 25, 2017, in Docket No. ER18-87-001, PJM submitted an errata filing to correct proposed revisions in PJM Tariff, Attachment K-Appendix, section 3.2.2(h), 3.2.2(l) and 3.2.2A.1(b)(i) and the parallel sections of Operating Agreement, Schedule 1. These revisions were inadvertently omitted from PJM's October 17, 2017 filing regarding improvements to the performance of the PJM Regulation market.
Effective: PJM is requesting April 1, 2018.

Pending Compliance Filings

The following compliance filings are still pending FERC approval. Pending language is shown in italics in the conformed governing agreement posted on PJM’s website.

2.16.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 16, 2021, in Docket No. ER19-2722-003, PJM submitted its filing in compliance with the December 17, 2020 Order on PJM’s August 30, 2019 compliance filing to implement fast-start pricing in the PJM region. PJM requested an effective date of May 1, 2021, or the first day of the first month following a Commission order accepting the enclosed revisions, pending system conditions.
Effective: Because PJM requires at least 15 days’ lead time from the date of the order to ensure the software changes are in place, for a May 1, 2021 effective date, PJM requests that the Commission issue an order no later than April 16, 2021.



2.3.2021 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 3, 2021, in Docket Nos. EL16-49, ER18-1314-000 and EL18-178-000, PJM submitted, in accordance with the Commission’s January 19, 2021 order, a compliance filing removing the sentence in Tariff, Attachment DD, section 5.14(h-1)(2) that specifies that the Sell Offer for a Capacity Resource with State Subsidy should be the resource-specific floor price in the event the MOPR Floor Offer Price is greater than the applicable Market Seller Offer Cap.
Effective: An effective date of October 15, 2020 was requested.



10.30.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 30, 2020, in Docket No. ER21-278-000, PJM submitted proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and the RAA to establish an Effective Load Carrying Capability (ELCC) construct for determining the relative amount of capacity that variable, limited duration, and combination resources may offer in PJM’s capacity market (known as the Reliability Pricing Model or RPM) or provide in a Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR) capacity plan. Effective: PJM requested an effective date of June 1, 2021.



5.28.2020 | at FERC | by PJM
On May 28, 2020, in Docket No. ER19-2722-001, PJM submitted an errata to the pending compliance filing pertaining to fast-start pricing practices submitted on August 30, 2019. PJM recently discovered a minor, one-word error in the proposed PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement language contained within the August 30 compliance filing and is correcting the error in this errata filing.



8.30.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 30, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-2722-000, PJM submitted its filing in compliance with the April 18, 2019 Order concerning fast-start pricing in the PJM region. PJM indicated that it would await a Commission acceptance of the proposed rules before implementation. Upon Commission acceptance PJM will diligently implement this filing, including any Commission changes, and will submit an informational report providing notice to the Commission and stakeholders of the intended implementation date.



7.30.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On July 30, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-2102-000 and -001, PJM submitted in compliance with the Commission’s May 31, 2018 Order on Contested Settlement approving the Settling Parties Settlement Agreement and Offer of Settlement (Settlement), which resolved outstanding cost allocation issues relative to Regional Facilities approved by the PJM Board of Managers prior to February 1, 2013, amendments to the PJM Tariff (“Tariff”) to add pro forma tariff records to include a new Schedule 12-C, including Appendices A through C, as well to revise cost responsibility assignments for Covered Transmission Enhancements detailed in Schedule 12-C Appendix A consistent with the terms of the Settlement.
Effective: PJM is requesting January 1, 2016, consistent with the May 31 Order.