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January 2023 Release

Release Dates

Train: 1.9.2023
Production: 1.12.2023

About This Release

This release includes enhancements to support 2022 Reserve Price Formation changes.

New Features

Reserve Area column added to the Regions page to identify what Reserve Area(s) a region is part of.

Link to Related User Guide or Material

Product Roadmap - Emergency Procedure PDF

Previous Releases

September 2022 Release

Release Dates
Train: 9.8.2022
Production: 9.15.2022

About This Release

This release includes bug fixes and enhancements to User Profile, Postings and Email Notifications

New Features

Ability for users to self-test email setup for profiles

  • Users can request a confirmation email from EP at any time.
  • Useful for confirming EP emails are not going to Spam/Junk folders or otherwise being blocked. 

Secure Data in Postings

  • New section of Postings for PJM to enter data that should not be shared with the general public e.g. Control Room phone and fax numbers.
  • Users registered for EP will continue to see this data (when logged in) and receive the data via email.
  • Guest users will not see this data in the posting. 

Posting Summary Report

  • High level summary of postings active per day.
  • Applicable for postings with the following priorities: Action, Alert, Warning and Advisory
  • Max search duration = one month.
Existing Feature Improvements

Automatic update of user profiles when new Regions or Message Types are added to EP if the user already has all related regions and Message Types selected.

Update to Subject of EP Emails

  • For Production: PJM–EP: Event Message Type - Status (PRD)
  • For Training: (TRN) PJM–EP: Event Message Type - Status
Bug Fixes and Steps to Recreate

Logged in user unable to create or view user profiles.

January 2021 Enhancements

Contact: Emergency Procedures Admins

January 2021 Release

Release Dates
Train: 12.22.2020
Production: 1.27.2021

About This Release
This release includes enhancements to the User Profile and Performance Assessment Interval functionality in Emergency Procedures (EP) as well as addition of hierarchy information between EP regions.

New Features
Zone/Region Hierarchy
  • Functionality to view and apply the hierarchy between EP regions

Existing Feature Improvements:

User Profile Enhancements

  • Ability for users to set up profiles and manage preferences for their dashboard view
  • Summary view of profile selections
  • Ability to manage email notifications per profile

PAI Enhancements

  • Enhancements to the PAI functionality and reports resulting from October 2019 PAI events feedback

January 2021 Enhancements

Contact: Emergency Procedures Admins

October 2020 Release

Release Dates
Train: 10.6.2020
Production: 10.21.2020

About This Release
This release is to upgrade the Emergency Procedures framework with the updated styling reflected in the other PJM Tools.

Enhancements
New Look
  • Color scheme changed updated to enhance visual clarity
  • Addition of Session Timer; 24-hour display for EP users

Contact: Emergency Procedures Admins

May 2018 Release

Release Dates
Train: 5.3.2018
Production: 5.10.2018

I. Overview

  • Performance Assessment Hour converted to Performance Assessment Internal to support 5- Minute Settlements.
  • Parent Region column added to Regions tab.
  • Reduction Start Time added to Load Management Reduction messages.

II. User Interface Changes

  • Instances of PAH (Performance Assessment Hour) changed to PAI (Performance Assessment Interval) on global banners, tabs, posting tags, Message Definitions page and Active Guidance hyperlink
  • Demand Response subzones added to Regions tab
  • Parent Region column added to Regions tab
  • Reduction Start Time added to Regions details for Pre-/Emergency Load Management Reduction messages from DR Hub

III. XML Download Changes

  • tag changed to
  • added for Pre-/Emergency Load Management Reduction messages from DR Hub

IV. XML Download Changes

  • Email subject changed from ‘Emergency Procedures (PRD) PAH’ to ‘Emergency Procedures (PAI)’ for messages that are PAI triggers

Contact: Emergency Procedures Admins

May 2016 Release

Release Dates
Sandbox release (XML, Timestamp and Flags): 4.28.2016
Production release (XML, Timestamp and Flags) 5.5.2016 (NOTE: Summer EP Training, including relevant CP changes 5.10.2016)
Sandbox/Production release (Notifications – email/text notifications out of EP) 5.26.2016

About This Release

UPDATE TO EMERGENCY PROCEDURES TO SUPPORT CP/PAH (CAPACITY PERFORMANCE/PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT HOURS)

I. Overview

In current Emergency Procedures:

  • Only one timestamp for messages
  • Currently called Posting Timestamp and Cancellation Timestamp on the web application
  • Presented in the current XML format as
    • 2016-02-03T15:18:27.982Z
    • 2016-02-03T15:47:00.059Z
  • No CP indicators or PAH Guidance
  • Current XML uses underscores in element names (non-standard practice)

In updated Emergency Procedures:

  • Messages will have 3 timestamp pairs
    • Effective Start and Effective End - These times are the actual times of the CP event. This is the time that the Communication (All-Call or Phone) went out to members around event initiation and termination
    • Applicable Start and Applicable End - Applicable times are used when a message is issued in advance. For example in Cold Weather Alerts PJM uses language such as “Cold Weather Alert has been issued for 02.13.2016 from 01:00 to 23:00 hrs” In this example, the 01:00 is the Applicable Start time and 23:00 would be the Applicable End time
    • Posting and Cancellation timestamps – The time the message was posted/cancelled in the EP application
  • Messages will display the Effective Start and Effective End times on the main message UI of the application in place of Posting Timestamp and Cancellation Timestamp. Message posting and cancellation timestamps, along with the applicable regions will be posted in the history area of each posting
  • Messages that are CP/PAH related will have an indicator on the message. Within this indicator there will be a hyperlink to another page within the application for resource guidance by zone
  • There will be a global indicator on the UI to illustrate a PAH event is in effect
  • There will be a new tab that will illustrate general guidance for the various resource types for the various PAH-related EP message types
  • Changes to the EP XML/XSD are as follows:
    • Addition of two new time/date fields:
      • effectiveStartTime, /effectiveStartTime | effectiveEndTime, /effectiveEndTime
      • applicableStartTime, /applicableStartTime| applicableEndTime, /applicableEndTime
    • Change to posting timestamps field names:
      • postedTimestamp, /postedTimestamp
      • canceledTimestamp, /canceledTimestamp
    • Addition of a specific flag (true/false) called to delineate PAH EP messages
    • New XML section called PAH guidance showing zonal details. Each zone will be delineated with related posting ID and effective time. Example:
    • Non-PAH postings will not have a section

No changes to the PJM CLI (Command Line Interface) to retrieve the XML data from Emergency Procedures

Contact: Emergency Procedures Admins

June 2015 Release

  1. Retired tag added to Message Type on the Postings page to indicate that the Message Type is no longer being used.
  2. Option to filter Region list by States added to Region filter on Postings page.
    • Check ‘Select by State’
    • Select desired states
    • Region list on the right will be updated and postings filtered accordingly
  3. States column added to Regions page.
  4. Option to filter Region list by States added to Region filter on Profile.
    • Check ‘Select by State’
    • Select desired states
    • Region list on the right will be updated and postings filtered accordingly