Request for Access

1. PJM Procedure to Access Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)
The following guidelines have been established for the release of Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) in PJM's possession. These guidelines are based on compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Orders governing the processing of CEII requests and PJM's business process needs.

A. Data considered to be CEII
Generally, CEII includes but is not limited to: (i) Information filed with the FERC (Commission) as Part 2 (power flows), Part 3 (system diagrams,) or Part 6 (system evaluation,) of the Commission's Form No. 715; (ii) other information filed with the Commission or PJM and labeled as CEII, (iii) all PJM planning power flows ; (iv) power flows originating from the PJM operations systems; (v) PJM system reports containing current assessments of upcoming peak season conditions that specify sensitive information such as critical system conditions and contingencies (similar to Part 6 of form No. 715); and (vi) files used in system analysis in conjunction with CEII power flows.

B. Data not considered to be CEII
Power flows specifically configured for short circuit analysis that do not contain load and typical generation dispatch are not considered CEII. Equipment data files without associated power flow information such as machine dynamic data files are not considered CEII. PJM reports that convey results of routine planning calculations of system limits and associated contingencies for reporting or market purposes are not considered CEII (refer to A(v) above for a type of PJM report that is considered CEII.) Information that is not considered CEII may be confidential in nature. See the confidentiality discussion that follows.

C. Confidentiality concerns
Regarding all types of PJM information, additional consideration must be given to whether or not PJM received or originated the information as Confidential Information.

2. The FERC's CEII Definition
CEII is defined in accordance with the Commission's regulations at 18 C.F.R. 388.113: CEII includes specific engineering, vulnerability or detailed design information about proposed or existing critical infrastructure (physical or virtual) that:

  • Relates details about the production, generation, transmission distribution of energy;
  • Could be useful to a person planning an attack on critical infrastructure;
  • Is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act; and
  • Gives strategic information beyond the location of the critical infrastructure.

3. Instructions for Making CEII Requests

  1. Each request must be from an individual.
  2. If you have not previously executed the PJM CEII NDA, please click the Non-Disclosure Agreement link below, review and execute the NDA
  3. Click the CEII Request below
  4. On the request form, along with your identifying information, specify why you need each type of information requested.
  5. Fill out all fields in the applicable forms.
  6. Questions? Contact:

    CEII Contact Alternate

    PJM Interconnection
    Attn: Mark Kuras
    2750 Monroe Boulevard
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Fax: (610) 728-4881

    PJM Interconnection
    Attn: Tom Moleski
    2750 Monroe Boulevard
    Audubon, PA 19403 
    Fax: (610) 728-4881
  7. Information will not be released to those who file incomplete forms, which may delay the processing of your request.
  8. Use the Authorization Form to authorize consultants, if required. An NDA and Request Form are needed from each consultant.

CEII Request
Non-Disclosure Agreement
Authorization DOC