2014 PJM General Information

2014 | 2013


Sent: 9.16.2014
Subject: LMP Network Model Update Planned for 9.26.2014

The new network model build is tentatively planned for September 26, 2014. The changes can be seen on the Bus Model Updates page

If there are any questions, please contact PJM Member Relations at (610) 666-8980.


Sent: 9.8.2014
Subject: Updated Data Maps Make it Easier to View Information on PJMThis email was sent to the Customer Info, MC, and MRC lists:

Dear PJM Members and Stakeholders:

PJM has updated the interregional data map and locational marginal pricing map on pjm.com to make it easier to view information.

Interregional Data Map

PJM has added expandable data graphs to the interregional data map that make it easier for you to see historical information about the flow of electricity into and out of the PJM grid. The enhanced map has graphs that expand when you click on specific territories and tie-lines.

Within each graph you can see the locational marginal price, marginal losses, congestion prices and load for that territory. You can also turn on or off the different values in a graph to display information to meet your specific needs. The map functions on a full screen for better readability with improved functionality on mobile devices such as a tablet or phone.

Locational Marginal Pricing Map

Also, PJM has updated the Locational Marginal Pricing Map on pjm.com to enhance readability and make the map easier to use. This map shows the LMP for each transmission zone in the region PJM serves.

The legend in the bottom right corner of the map shows color coded values for LMP; these values are reflected in a more easy to read format on the map.

You can zoom in on a specific location of the map for details. Simply click the reset button to clear your selection on the map and start over to examine a different part of the map.

Additionally, you can click each zone to view the LMP, marginal losses, and congestion prices.

PJM continues to make ongoing enhancements to pjm.com and is developing more mobile functionality. Please share your feedback.

Contact: If you have any questions, please call PJM at (866) 400-8980 or contact PJM through email or live chat.

Thank you.


Sent: 9.5.2014
Subject: RPM 2016/2017 1st Incremental Auction Timeline

This message was sent to the MIC and Customer Info email distribution lists

This is a reminder to all RPM participants that the auction window for the 2016/2017 1st Incremental Auction will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 and will close on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Participation is mandatory for any existing generator that has a positive minimum available position, and voluntary for any other qualified resource.  All participants submitting resource sell offers or buy bids into this auction must submit offers and/or bids into eRPM by 5:00 pm EPT on Friday, September 12, 2014; however, in order to balance the work load on PJM systems and personnel, PJM urges suppliers to submit offers/bids as early in the week as possible.  PJM strongly recommends that suppliers enter offers/bids into eRPM by the close of business on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Once entered, offers and bids may be revised up to the close of the offer window on Friday, September 12, 2014.  Due to the high volume of calls expected, PJM staff will make every effort to respond in a timely manner but participants may experience a delay in the receipt of a response.  Placing offers and bids into the eRPM system early in the week will help to reduce potential delays.

Also, a reminder that RPM suppliers must confirm the modeling of their capacity resources before their sell offers are accepted for the 2016/2017 1st Incremental Auction.  RPM suppliers must verify the following characteristics for generation, DR, or EE resources for which they have a positive Available ICAP position for the RPM Auction:  Zone Assignment, LDA Assignment, and Product Type.   For generation resources, RPM suppliers must also verify Unit Location by State, Unit Type, and Unit Fuel Type.

 

Instructions for confirming the resource modeling, entering sell offers, and entering buy bids in the eRPM system are available in the eRPM User Guide under the Auctions section (Task 1, 2, and 6, respectively).

Please contact the RPM Hotline if you have any question.

Thank you.


 

Sent: 9.4.2014
Subject: Expected site switchover of eMKT on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This message was sent to the MRC, MIC, MC, Customer Info, SIS, and TechNotify email distribution lists

Dear Members,

PJM is planning on performing a Markets system switchover on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, starting at 1915 hours (7:15 P.M.).   We will be switching market operations for the eMKT, Day Ahead, SCED, and Ancillary Services from the Jefferson Datacenter the Milford Datacenter.  There will be approximately a one hour outage to eMKT, and PJM may also switch to Manual Dispatch during the transition. The Markets Systems at PJM will be staying at the Milford Data Center for approximately one month. This exercise is a continuation of PJM’s switchover capability for business continuity purposes.

Please note that during the AC2 Go Live Migration on November 7 and 8, 2011, some market participants experienced connectivity issues with eMKT as a result of the implementation of new eMKT web servers and the inherent IP address change.

PJM now utilizes two diverse datacenters with distinct public IP subnets and can move market operations between sites.  Therefore, these websites must be advertised under different IP addresses.  If a market participant hardcodes IP addresses for eMKT, they will be unable to seamlessly pick up the site changes potentially impacting their ability to meet market deadlines for bid and offer submissions.  Hardcoded IP address will cause unnecessary troubleshooting and may, in the case of firewalls, add process time to get policies updated.

Instead of hardcoding IP addresses, PJM highly recommends using a Domain Name Service (DNS) implementation.  DNS not only allows for a human readable name to be associated with a system IP address, but also allows for a site switchover and associated IP change to be transparent to the end user.  PJM utilizes a 30 second Time to Live(TTL)  which instructs end systems to only cache the DNS response for 30 seconds, after which time it should check again for the event of an IP change.  Intermediate DNS systems should also be configured to honor the TTL to avoid a caching issue on the end systems.

If you have any questions, please can contact the PJM Markets Hotline at 1-866-400-8980.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 9.2.2014
Subject: PJM Manual recently revised and posted on the PJM website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website: 

Manual 12 – Balancing Operations

Revision 31

Effective Date: 08.21.2014

These changes pertain to Section 4.5 and any subsections within it:

  • “PJM Actions” section added to Section 4.5 - Taken from previous subsections to give an overall description
  • Examples of “signal path change” given in Section 4.5.1
  • Added value of basepoint in PJM Member Actions
  • Notification time changed from 60 minutes to 24 hours
  • No self-test for increasing regulating capability
  • Corrected typo in Performance Score Calculation

Clean Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m12.ashx

Redline Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m12-redline.ashx

Chris Pilong is the contact for this manual.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 8.29.2014
Subject: Expected site switchover of Credit and InSchedule for Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sent on behalf of G. D. McNamee:

Dear Members,

PJM is planning on performing a Markets system switchover on Thursday, September 4, 2014, starting at 1700 hours (5:00 P.M.).   PJM will be switching market operations for the eCredit and InSchedule  applications from the Milford datacenter to the Jefferson datacenter.  There will be approximately a 30 minute outage to eCredit and InSchedule during the transition.  These Markets Systems at PJM will be staying at the Jefferson Data Center for approximately one month.   This exercise is a continuation of testing PJM’s switchover capability for business continuity purposes.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 8.29.2014
Subject: Notice regarding RPM 2013/14 DY Peak Hour Period Availability (PHPA) Shortfalls

Dear Members,

The Final EFORp values for the 2013/2014 Delivery Year are now available in eRPM. To view the final values and associated Peak Hour Period Availability Shortfall calculation please visit the Peak Hour Period Availability screen in the Performance section of eRPM.

If any generators had more than zero peak service hours and less than 50 peak service hours, the lower of the calculated EFORp or EFORd was used and is displayed in the EFORp column.

Additionally, any excess available capacity in a party’s portfolio that satisfied the obligations of a capacity resource was calculated by resource and the net LDA PHPA shortfall for committed units was adjusted by such excess available capacity in the LDA, in accordance with Section 8.4.5.1 of Manual 18.

Please note that the “Net Pk-Hr Period Capacity Shortfall for RPM”, “Net Pk-Hr Period Capacity Shortfall for FRR”, and “Weighted Average Resource Clearing Price” displayed on the PHPA screen will be used in the calculation of Peak Hour Period Availability charges and credits. The final Peak Hour Period Availability Calculator for the 2013/2014 Delivery Year is available (on the RPM Auction User Information web page under the 2013/2014 Delivery Year heading) to facilitate the calculation of charges and credits on an individual account basis. Peak Hour Period Availability charges and credits will be included in the August bill issued in September.

If you have any questions related to EFORp values and/or shortfall calculations, please refer to:

Thank you.

 

 


 

Sent: 8.28.2014
Subject: New WARREN Interface Posting

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll:

Dear Members,

PJM is providing notice that the new WARREN Interface has been created for the effective day of September 02, 2014.
For additional information on the interface, please refer to the System Information page.

If you have any questions regarding the new WARREN interface please contact the Markets Hotline at 610-666-8998.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 8.27.2014
Subject: PJM September FTR Auction will not be approved today

Sent on behalf of Tim Horger:

Dear Members,

Please be advised that the PJM September FTR Auction will not be approved today due to system performance issues.

PJM expects the results of the September FTR Auction to be posted by 1700 on Friday, August 29. PJM apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 8.27.2014
Subject: PJM Manual recently revised and posted on the PJM website

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 14B – PJM Region Transmission Planning Process
Revision 28
Effective Date: 08.21.2014

  • Added Section 4.8 to Attachment C for CETO/CETL as an input to RPM
  • Updated Section numbering in Attachment C
  • Updated Attachment A to reflect the current approved cost allocation methodology as described in the PJM OATT

Clean Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m14b.ashx

Redline Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m14b-redline.ashx

Paul McGlynn is the contact for this manual.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 8.25.2014
Subject: PJM Manual recently revised and posted on the PJM website

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website. 

Manual 11 – Energy & Ancillary Services Market Operations
Revision 68

Effective Date: 08.21.2014

  • Updated section 2.8 to include new Pre-Emergency Load Management resource types that was accidently not included in revision 67. Changes were approved at 8/21/14 MRC

Clean Version:  http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m11.ashx

Redline Version:  http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m11-redline.ashx

Rebecca Carroll & Mike Ward are the contacts for this manual.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 8.22.2014
Subject: New BLKRIVER Interface

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll

PJM is providing notice that the new BLKRIVER Interface document has been updated to include the BEAVER – BLACKRIVER BEA-BLA1 line in the interface definition section of the document. This line was unintentionally omitted from the original definition that was posted earlier today.

For additional information on the interface, please refer to the System Information page.

If you have any questions regarding the new BLKRIVER interface please contact the Markets Hotline at or 610-666-8998.

 


 

Sent: 8.21.2014
Subject: New BLKRIVER Interface

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll

PJM is providing notice that a new BLKRIVER Interface has been created for the effective day of September 01, 2014.  For additional information on the interface, please refer to the System Information page.

If you have any questions regarding the new BLKRIVER interface please contact the Markets Hotline at  or 610-666-8998.


Sent: 8.20.2014
Subject: The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website. 

Manual 39 – Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination

Revision 07

Effective Date: 09.25.2013

  • Attachment C: Plant Specific NPIRs Revision History: NPIR revision update

Clean Version:  http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m39.ashx

Redline Version:  http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m39-redline.ashx

David Schweizer is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 8.20.2014
Subject: Coordinated Transaction Scheduling (CTS) with NYISO

In November 2014 the NYISO, in conjunction with PJM, plan to implement Coordinated Transaction Scheduling (CTS).  The objective of CTS is to improve interchange scheduling efficiency and is part of PJM’s Inter-Regional Coordination efforts.

The NYSIO will host several training, outreach, and market trials sessions throughout the summer and early fall to educate participants on those changes.  Training Sessions will be hosted via webex on the following dates:

  • August 27th 9:00-11:30 AM
  • August 28th 1:00-3:30 PM
  • August 29th 9:00-11:30 AM
  • September 11th 1:00-3:30 PM
  • September 12th 9:00-11:30 AM

If you are interested in registering for the NYISO training, please email Debbie Doyle with your name, company, contact information and preferred session date.

The CTS Sandbox will be available in September, and participants are encouraged to participate in the training sessions to learn the functional information related to the JESS/CTS deployments scheduled for October and November 2014, and the associated changes to be tested during Sandbox Testing. 

Market participants that have questions on CTS or changes to 15-minute scheduling may contact NYISO Stakeholder Services at (518) 356-6060.


Sent: 8.14.2014
Subject: Manual 18, Revision 24 Reissue (Redline Link Correction)

The below notice is being reissued. There was a problem with the redline link – it has now been corrected.

Thank you.


Sent: 8.14.2014
Subject: The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website.

The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website.

Manual 18 – PJM Capacity Market
Revision 24

Effective Date: 07.31.2014

  • Revision to allow Auction Specific MW Transactions for a Delivery Year to be submitted following the completion of the RPM auction to which the transaction applies (Section 4.6.6).

Clean Version:http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m18.ashx

Redline Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m18-redline.ashx

Jeff Bastian is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 8.12.2014
Subject: The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 19 – Load Forecasting and Analysis

Revision 25

Effective Date: 06.01.2014

  • Conforming revisions for FERC Order ER14-822, accepted on 05/09/2014, and effective on 06/01/2014 for various DR operational changes.
  • Attachment A updated for new distinction between Emergency and Pre-Emergency DR.

Clean Version:http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m19.ashx

Redline Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m19-redline.ashx

Tom Falin is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 8.6.2014
Subject: Real-Time LMP reposting for 8/5/2014

Sent on behalf of G. D. McNamee

Dear Members,

PJM is planning on performing a Markets system switchover on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, starting at 1915 hours (7:15 P.M.).   We will be switching market operations for the eMKT, Day Ahead, SCED, and Ancillary Services from the Milford Datacenter the Jefferson Datacenter.  There will be approximately a one hour outage to eMKT, and PJM may also switch to Manual Dispatch during the transition.  The Markets Systems at PJM will be staying at the Jefferson Data Center for approximately one month. This exercise is a continuation of PJM’s switchover capability for business continuity purposes.

Please note that during the AC2 Go Live Migration on November 7 and 8, 2011, some market participants experienced connectivity issues with eMKT as a result of the implementation of new eMKT web servers and the inherent IP address change.

PJM now utilizes two diverse datacenters with distinct public IP subnets and can move market operations between sites.  Therefore, these websites must be advertised under different IP addresses.  If a market participant hardcodes IP addresses for eMKT, they will be unable to seamlessly pick up the site changes potentially impacting their ability to meet market deadlines for bid and offer submissions.  Hardcoded IP address will cause unnecessary troubleshooting and may, in the case of firewalls, add process time to get policies updated.

Instead of hardcoding IP addresses, PJM highly recommends using a Domain Name Service (DNS) implementation.  DNS not only allows for a human readable name to be associated with a system IP address, but also allows for a site switchover and associated IP change to be transparent to the end user.  PJM utilizes a 30 second Time to Live(TTL)  which instructs end systems to only cache the DNS response for 30 seconds, after which time it should check again for the event of an IP change.  Intermediate DNS systems should also be configured to honor the TTL to avoid a caching issue on the end systems.

If you have any questions, please can contact the PJM Markets Hotline at 1-866-400-8980.

 


 

Sent: 8.6.2014
Subject: Real-Time LMP reposting for 8/5/2014

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll:

PJM has identified an Ancillary Service Market Clearing Price posting error for 8/5/2014.  The posting error occurred for the Regulation Clearing Prices only, in hour(s) ending 12-24.  Pursuant to section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K-Appendix of the PJM Tariff and Schedule 1 of the Operating Agreement, PJM is providing notice of this issue.

As a result, PJM has corrected this error and posted an updated real-time CSV file for August 5, 2014 titled “20140805_updated.csv” in addition to maintaining the posting of the original file.

We apologize for any inconvenience.



Sent: 8.5.2014
Subject: PJM Manual recently revised and posted on the PJM Website

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website:

Manual 37 – Reliability Coordination
Revision 11
Effective Date: 08.04.2014

  • Updated references for EES to the new ExSchedules application.
  • Removed diversified load reference for the OATF studies in Section 3.1. Also updated contingencies modelled in seasonal OATF studies.
  • Removed Kammer 765/500Kv transformer and Belmont 765/500Kv transformer IROLs from the IROL table in Section 3.1.
  • Updated SOL definition in Section 3.1 to align with the NERC Standard.
  • Updated SOL violation to align with the NERC Standard.
  • Changed Attachment D reference to Attachment C at the end of Section 3.2 on page 12.

Clean Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m37.ashx

Redline Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m37-redline.ashx

Philip D’Antonio is the contact for this manual.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 8.1.2014
Subject: Real-Time LMP issue related to the Pleasant Prairie-Zion EC 345 kV l/o Pleasant Prairie-Zion 345kV flowgate

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll:

Pursuant to section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K of the PJM Tariff and Schedule 1 of the Operating Agreement, PJM is providing notice that there was an issue with the Pleasant Prairie-Zion EC 345 kV l/o Pleasant Prairie-Zion 345kV flowgate that bound in the Real-Time energy market between June 3, 2014 and July 14, 2014. Specifically, the flowgate is defined from Pleasant Prairie to Zion; however PJM inadvertently defined this flowgate in the opposite direction from Zion to Pleasant Prairie. Given the timeframe with which PJM discovered the error and recognized the impacts, the provisions in section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K of the PJM Tariff and Schedule 1 of the Operating Agreement preclude correcting prices for this period.

 


 

Sent: 8.1.2014
Subject: DNS Best practices - eFTR and eRPM Switchover on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sent on behalf of G. D. McNamee

Dear Members,

PJM is planning on performing a Markets system switchover on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, starting at 1700 hours (5:00 P.M.). The first step will be to switch market operations for the eFTR and eRPM applications from the Jefferson back to the Milford datacenter. There will be approximately a one hour outage to eFTR and eRPM during the transition. This will complete a week of testing at the Jefferson site This exercise is a continuation of testing PJM’s switchover capability for business continuity purposes.

Please note that during the AC2 Go Live Migration on November 7 and 8, 2011, some market participants experienced connectivity issues with eMKT as a result of the implementation of new eMKT web servers and the inherent IP address change.

PJM now utilizes two diverse datacenters with distinct public IP subnets and can move market operations between sites. Therefore, these websites must be advertised under different IP addresses. If a market participant hardcodes IP addresses for eMKT, they will be unable to seamlessly pick up the site changes potentially impacting their ability to meet market deadlines for bid and offer submissions. Hardcoded IP address will cause unnecessary troubleshooting and may, in the case of firewalls, add process time to get policies updated.

Instead of hardcoding IP addresses, PJM highly recommends using a Domain Name Service (DNS) implementation. DNS not only allows for a human readable name to be associated with a system IP address, but also allows for a site switchover and associated IP change to be transparent to the end user. PJM utilizes a 30 second Time to Live(TTL) which instructs end systems to only cache the DNS response for 30 seconds, after which time it should check again for the event of an IP change. Intermediate DNS systems should also be configured to honor the TTL to avoid a caching issue on the end systems.

If you have any questions, please can contact the PJM Markets Hotline at 1-866-400-8980.

Thank you.

 


 

Sent: 7.31.2014
Subject: PL-WESCO Updated Document

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll

PJM is providing notice that the PL-WESCO Interface document posted at the link below has been updated. The Interface definition has been updated to include additional generation in the area. Additionally, more detail about the interface was included in the posting based on questions PJM received from market participants. For additional information on the interface, please refer to the System Information.

If you have any questions regarding the new PL-WESCO interface please contact the Markets Hotline at 610-666-8998.

 


 

Sent: 7.29.2014
Subject:The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.  
Manual 15 – Cost Development Guidelines
Revision 25
Effective Date: 07.28.2014

  • Update to the Handy Whitman Index numbers chart in section 2.6.1

Clean Version:  http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m15.ashx

Redline Version:  http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m15-redline.ashx

Jeffrey Schmitt is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 7.25.2014
Subject: Notification for eCredit and InSchedule for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sent on behalf of G. D. McNamee

Dear Members,

PJM is planning on performing a Markets system switchover on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, starting at 1700 hours (5:00 P.M.). The first step will be to switch market operations for the eCredit and InSchedule applications from the Jefferson to the Milford datacenter. There will be approximately a 30 minute outage to eCredit and InSchedule during the transition. These Markets Systems at PJM will be staying at theMilford Data Center for approximately one month. This exercise is a continuation of testing PJM’s switchover capability for business continuity purposes.

Thank you.


Sent: 7.23.2014
Subject: Member Communication - DNS Best practices

Sent on Behalf of G. D. McNamee, Sr. Business Analyst, Markets Applications Dept.

Dear Members,

PJM is planning on performing a Markets system switchover on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, starting at 1700 hours (5:00 P.M.). The first step will be to switch market operations for the eFTR and eRPM applications from the Milford to the Jefferson datacenter. There will be approximately a one hour outage to eFTR and eRPM during the transition. These Markets Systems at PJM will be staying at the Jefferson Data Center for approximately one week prior to switching back to Milford. This exercise is a continuation of testing PJM’s switchover capability for business continuity purposes.

Please note that during the AC2 Go Live Migration on November 7 and 8, 2011, some market participants experienced connectivity issues with eMKT as a result of the implementation of new eMKT web servers and the inherent IP address change.

PJM now utilizes two diverse datacenters with distinct public IP subnets and can move market operations between sites. Therefore, these websites must be advertised under different IP addresses. If a market participant hardcodes IP addresses for eMKT, they will be unable to seamlessly pick up the site changes potentially impacting their ability to meet market deadlines for bid and offer submissions. Hardcoded IP address will cause unnecessary troubleshooting and may, in the case of firewalls, add process time to get policies updated.

Instead of hardcoding IP addresses, PJM highly recommends using a Domain Name Service (DNS) implementation. DNS not only allows for a human readable name to be associated with a system IP address, but also allows for a site switchover and associated IP change to be transparent to the end user. PJM utilizes a 30 second Time to Live (TTL) which instructs end systems to only cache the DNS response for 30 seconds, after which time it should check again for the event of an IP change. Intermediate DNS systems should also be configured to honor the TTL to avoid a caching issue on the end systems.

If you have any questions, please can contact the PJM Markets Hotline at 1-866-400-8980.


Sent: 7.23.2014
Subject: New PL-WESCO Interface

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll

PJM is providing notice that a new PL-WESCO Interface has been created for the effective day of July 24, 2014. For additional information on the interface, please refer to the System Information.

If you have any questions regarding the new PL-WESCO interface please contact the Markets Hotline or 610-666-8998.


Sent: 7.16.2014
Subject: PJM Manual Recently Revised and Posted to PJM Website

Dear Members,

Manual 1 – Control Center and Data Exchange Requirements
Revision 27
Effective Date: 06.26.2014

 

  • Section 1, Add PJM Synchrophasor System to the list of PJM systems.
  • Section 1.3, Definition of PJM Synchrophasor System.
  • Section 2.2, Add PJM Synchrophasor data exchange to the list of PJM member data exchange service.
  • Section 3.3, New section of PJM Synchrophasor System data exchange requirement
  • Section 3.2.4. Added clarification for PJMnet connections for TO’s. Also referenced availability requirements in Manual 14d.

Clean Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/mxx.ashx

Redline Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m01-redline.ashx

Mike Del Viscio is the contact for this manual.

Thank you.


Sent: 7.15.2014
Subject: Missing BONVL_LG 69 KV JONESVIL prices

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll and Mike Ward:

The LMP data for the BONVL_LG 69 KV JONESVIL pnode, pnodeid 1132289278, in the EKPC zone was inadvertently omitted from the daily Real-Time and Day-Ahead csv files from May 29, 2014 through July 10, 2014. The missing data for the affected period can be found using the link below or in DataMiner.

http://www.pjm.com/markets-and-operations/energy/real-time.aspx

If you have any questions related to this matter please contact the Markets Hotline at or 610-666-8998.


Sent: 7.15.2014
Subject: RPM 2015/2016 2nd Incremental Auction Timeline

Dear Members,

This is a reminder to all RPM participants that the auction window for the 2015/2016 2nd Incremental Auction opened on Monday, July 14, 2014 and closes on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Participation is mandatory for any existing generator that has a positive minimum available position, and voluntary for any other qualified resource. All participants submitting resource sell offers or buy bids into this auction must submit offers and/or bids into eRPM by 5:00 pm EPT on Friday, July 18, 2014; however, in order to balance the work load on PJM systems and personnel, PJM urges suppliers to submit offers/bids as early in the week as possible. PJM strongly recommends that suppliers enter offers/bids into eRPM by the close of business on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Once entered, offers and bids may be revised up to the close of the offer window on Friday, July 18, 2014. Due to the high volume of calls expected, PJM staff will make every effort to respond in a timely manner but participants may experience a delay in the receipt of a response. Placing offers and bids into the eRPM system early in the week will help to reduce potential delays.

Also, a reminder that RPM suppliers must confirm the modeling of their capacity resources before their sell offers are accepted for the 2015/2016 2nd Incremental Auction. RPM suppliers must verify the following characteristics for generation, DR, or EE resources for which they have a positive Available ICAP position for the RPM Auction: Zone Assignment, LDA Assignment, and Product Type. For generation resources, RPM suppliers must also verify Unit Location by State, Unit Type, and Unit Fuel Type.

Instructions for confirming the resource modeling, entering sell offers, and entering buy bids in the eRPM system are available in the eRPM User Guide under the Auctions section (Task 1, 2, and 6, respectively).

Please contact the RPM Hotline if you have any question.

Thank you.


Sent: 7.14.2014
Subject: Real Time LMP reposting for 7.10.2014

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll:

The updated Real-Time LMP file for July 10, 2014 has been posted.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Sent: 7.11.2014
Subject: Real Time LMP reposting for 7.10.2014

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll:

PJM has identified a Real-Time LMP posting error for July 10, 2014.  The posting error occurred for the loss component of WANEETA 13 KV 1BUS and WANEETA 13KV 2BUS, pnodeid 49041 & 49042, in hour ending 16.  Pursuant to section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K-Appendix of the PJM Tariff and Schedule 1 of the Operating Agreement, PJM is providing notice of this issue and its intent to repost prices for July 10, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Sent: 07.10.2014
Subject: DNS Best practices

Sent on behalf of G. D. McNamee

Dear Members,

PJM is planning on performing a Markets system switchover on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, starting at 1915 hours (7:15 P.M.). The first step will be to switch market operations for eMKT, Day Ahead, SCED, and Ancillary Services from the Jefferson to the Milford datacenter. There will be approximately a one hour outage to eMKT, and PJM will also switch to Manual Dispatch during the transition. The Markets Systems at PJM will be staying at the Milford Data Center for approximately one month. This exercise is a continuation of PJM’s switchover capability for business continuity purposes.

Please note that during the AC2 Go Live Migration on November 7 and 8, 2011, some market participants experienced connectivity issues with eMKT as a result of the implementation of new eMKT web servers and the inherent IP address change.

PJM now utilizes two diverse datacenters with distinct public IP subnets and can move market operations between sites. Therefore, these websites must be advertised under different IP addresses. If a market participant hardcodes IP addresses for eMKT, they will be unable to seamlessly pick up the site changes potentially impacting their ability to meet market deadlines for bid and offer submissions. Hardcoded IP address will cause unnecessary troubleshooting and may, in the case of firewalls, add process time to get policies updated.

Instead of hardcoding IP addresses, PJM highly recommends using a Domain Name Service (DNS) implementation. DNS not only allows for a human readable name to be associated with a system IP address, but also allows for a site switchover and associated IP change to be transparent to the end user. PJM utilizes a 30 second Time to Live(TTL) which instructs end systems to only cache the DNS response for 30 seconds, after which time it should check again for the event of an IP change. Intermediate DNS systems should also be configured to honor the TTL to avoid a caching issue on the end systems.

If you have any questions, please can contact the PJM Markets Hotline at 1-866-400-8980.

Thank you.


Sent: 07.10.2014
Subject: PJM Manual Revised and Posted on PJM Website

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website:

Manual 18 – PJM Capacity Market
Revision 23
Effective Date: 06.01.2014

  • Conforming revisions for FERC Order ER14-822, accepted on 05/09/2014, and effective on 06/01/2014 for various DR operational changes including: (i) requiring all Demand Resources participating in PJM’s capacity market to serve as Pre-Emergency Load Response, unless the resource utilizes behind-the-meter generation that is subject to an environmental restriction; (ii) requiring, on a phased-in basis, that all Demand Resources reduce load reductions within 30 minutes of notification from PJM to the CSP, unless PJM has granted an exemption for a Demand Resource; (iii) limiting the duration of the required minimum load response reduction period from two hours to one hour; (iv) modifying measurement and verification for capacity compliance for all hours where PJM has dispatched the resource for at least 30 minutes of the wall clock hour; (v) modifying measurement and verification to allow aggregation of compliance results by compliance aggregation areas and provide further clarification on definition of “Load Management Event’; and (vi) CSP expected load reductions must be reported at more granular basis to include these changes. (Sections 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7, 4.3.9, 8.5, 8.5.1, and 8.5.2)
  • Revision to include the ability to request an adjustment to the Nominated DR Value (in MWs) associated with an end-use customer site and used in the determination of a CSP’s Existing MWs if certain criteria are satisfied. (Section 4.3.3)
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Jeff Bastian is the contact for this manual.

Thank you.


Sent: 07.10.2014
Subject: PJM Manual Revised and Posted on PJM Website

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manuals have been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 14D – Generator Operational Requirements
Revision 28
Effective Date: 07.01.2014

  • Multiple Locations: Replaced references to eMeter with Power Meter
  • Section 4.1.1, PJMnet Communications System and Exhibit 3, Guidelines for Metering Installation: Revised per PJM Operating Committee “Member Communication Issue” special meetings (a.k.a. – additional PJMnet connections) and resultant PJM Operating Agreement and Tariff changes approved by FERC effective April 7, 2014.
  • Section 4.3: New section for Synchrophasor Communication System resulting from PJM Tariff changes approved by FERC effective December 26, 2013.
  • Attachment A, New Generator Check List: Added references to Synchrophasors
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Owner of Manual David Schweizer is the contact for this manual.

Thank you.


Sent: 07.01.2014
Subject: Hot Weather Alert impact on reserve requirements

Dear Members,

In support of the June 1, 2015 implementation of Residual Zone Pricing, PJM plans to start posting daily day-ahead and preliminary real-time residual metered load LMPs to enable historical analysis in advance of the implementation date. Because the residual metered load aggregates will not become biddable points until residual zone pricing is implemented, the residual metered load LMPs will be posted separately from the existing day-ahead and real-time daily LMP files until June 1, 2015. These new files will be posted alongside the existing day-ahead and real-time daily LMP files on the Day-Ahead LMP Data and Daily Real-Time LMP Files pages on pjm.com, respectively. The residual metered load LMPs will also be published to Data Miner.

These new LMP files will start being posted on July 14, 2014. The daily day-ahead and preliminary real-time residual metered load LMP files from June 1, 2014 through July 14, 2014 will be retroactively posted at that time. Subsequently, the day-ahead and preliminary real-time residual metered load LMP files will be posted each business day at the same time as the standard day-ahead and real-time LMP files. Final real-time residual metered load LMPs will continue to be posted on the Monthly Locational Marginal Pricing page consistent with the current practice.

Examples of each of the files and a document providing additional information on the posting location and file naming conventions have been posted here.

Questions regarding Residual Zone Pricing may be directed to MSS.

Thank you.

Sent: 06.30.2014
Subject: Hot Weather Alert impact on reserve requirements

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll:

Per section 4.2.2 of Manual 11: Energy & Ancillary Services Market Operations, PJM may increase the reserve requirements when either a Hot or Cold Weather Alert or a Maximum Emergency Generation / Load Management Alert has been issued for the operating day and PJM operators carry additional reserves to cover increased levels of operational uncertainty. Although a Hot Weather Alert has been issued for the Mid Atlantic and Dominion zones for Tuesday and Wednesday, PJM has not called on any additional reserves. Therefore, PJM is not planning on increasing the reserve requirements at this time. If system conditions change and additional reserves are committed, PJM will re-evaluate the need to increase the reserve requirements.


Sent: 06.27.2014
Subject: New NEWCASOE Interface

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll

PJM is providing notice that a new NEWCASOE Interface has been created for the effective day of July 1, 2014. For additional information on the interface, please refer to System Information.

If you have any questions regarding the new NEWCASOE interface please contact the Markets Hotline or call 610-666-8998.



Sent: 06.17.2014
Subject:PJM Manual Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

The following PJM Manuals have been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 28 – Operating Agreement Accounting
Revision 65
Effective Date: 04.24.2014
  • Effective, 4/24/2014 changes to Section 6 to incorporate the Manual 11 aggregate response business rule for the purpose of calculating Synchronized Reserve Market retroactive penalty charges.
  • Effective 5/29/2014, revisions resulting from the Settlements Formulation Review project and other clean-up items.
    • Regulation Credits (Sections 4.2) – Inclusion of regulation set point definition, percentage of hour calculation, and descriptions of regulation shoulder hour calculation scenarios.
    • Operating Reserve Credits (Section 5.2) – Clarified eligibility rules for resources that trip or fail to start and added reference to Manual 14D notification procedures. Clarified balancing value calculation when units operate at a lower value in Real-time than their Day-ahead commitment.
    • Load Response Accounting (Section 11) – Added definition of Actual MWh relief and corrected units.
    • Day-ahead Scheduling Reserve Accounting (Section 19) – clarified that resources do not have a dispatchable range if the real-time fixed gen flag is enabled during the hour of the DASR award.
  • Effective 6/1/2014, unless otherwise approved by FERC based on PJM compliance filing regarding the ER14-822 proceeding (improve DR resource operational flexibility). Updated Section 11 for the inclusion of Pre-Emergency DR in the Emergency DR settlements.
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Ray Fernandez is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 06.16.2014
Subject:PJM Manual Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manuals has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 33 – Administrative Services for the PJM Interconnection Operating Agreement
Revision 11
Effective Date: 05.29.2014
  • Added Section 3.2.4 – Load Reallocation due to Member Default.
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Lynn Horning and Vince Duane are the contacts for this manual.


Sent: 06.11.2014
Subject:PJM Manual Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

Dear Members,

Manual 11 – Energy and Ancillary Services Market Operations
Revision 67
Effective Date: 06.01.2014

  • Section 2.3.2 added language detailing that PJM may require a specific bid limit volume on virtual bid/offer segments in the Day-ahead market.
  • Section 2.3.4 added language detailing that PJM may require a specific bid limit volume on ‘up to’ congestion transactions in the Day-ahead market.
  • Section 2.3.3 added requirement for units with notification and startup exceeding 24 hours to modify notification and startup time to allow unit to be committed in the Day-ahead Market if the unit was scheduled by PJM dispatch in advance of the close of the Day-ahead Market bidding period
  • Section 4.2.2 added language detailing the increase of Synchronized Reserve and Primary Reserve requirements following Hot or Cold Weather Alerts or Maximum Generation Emergency Alerts to reflect additional reserves being carried to cover operational uncertainty.
  • Section 11.2.1 added language detailing the increase of the Day-ahead Scheduling Reserve requirement following Hot or Cold Weather Alerts or Maximum Generation Emergency Alerts.
  • Effective date 6/1/14 unless otherwise approved by FERC based on PJM compliance filing regarding the conforming manual changes for tariff changes approved in ER14-822- proceeding (improve DR resource operational flexibility). The DR operational changes for this manual include: (i) Section 10, requiring all Demand Resources participating in PJM’s capacity market to serve as Pre-Emergency Load Response, unless the resource utilizes behind-the-meter generation that is subject to an environmental restriction; (ii) Section 10.4.5, limiting the duration of the required minimum load response reduction period from two hours to one; (iv) Section 2.3.3, establishing revised Demand Resource offer price caps which vary based on the registrations lead time

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Michael Ward and Rebecca Carroll are the contacts for this manual.


Sent: 06.05.2014
Subject: PJM Manuals Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM website

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manuals have been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 03 – Transmission Operations
Revision 45
Effective Date: 06.01.2014

• Section 1.7: Added Relay Subcommittee for SPS review.
• Section 2.1 and throughout: Replaced ‘Data Management Department’ with ‘Real Time Data Management Department’ and updated M-03A Appendix title.
• Section 3.7 and throughout: Updated Allegheny Power (AP) to First Energy South
• Section 3.7 and Section 5: Updated Black Oak SVC settings
• Section 3.8: Added the new Zion EC-Pleasant Prairie 345 kV tie line to the ComEd interface.
• Section 3.8: Added the new Hayes-Beaver 345 kV line to the Cleveland interface.
• Section 3.9 Exhibit 5: Updated FE South (AP) Voltage Limits
• Section 4.2.12: Updated the nuclear plant circuit breaker list
• Section 5: Added note to Load Shed Directive section indicating PJM will post load shed directive to Emergency Procedures Website
• Section 5: Added note for TO and GO to notify PJM of SPS status, degradation or potential failure to operate.
• Section 5: Removed the MISO owned Zion-Lakeview SPS
• Section 5: Removed L10805 study requirement from Powerton stability procedure
• Section 5: Removed Prospect Heights bus tie schemes (SPOG 2-15)
• Section 5: Revised and added new Calumet inductor banks to L17723 & L17724 procedure
• Section 5: Revised Dresden #2 Voltage Limits
• Section 5: Revised Davis-Besse Voltage Limits
• Section 5: Revised nuclear voltage note for trending in the EMS
• Section 5: Updated Belmont SPS Procedure
• Section 5: Updated Seneca pumping procedure
• Section 5: Updated Conemaugh/Hunterstown stability limits table
• Section 5: Updated outage condition for which Conemaugh SPS can be activated to allow full plant output.
• Section 5: Updated Homer City stability limits table
• Section 5: Removed Ronco stability procedure
• Section 5: Removed FE South (AP) Bus Voltage Exceptions procedure
• Section 5: Updated DEOK single breaker derate table
• Section 5: Updated DLCO single breaker derates table
• Section 5: Removed Smith Mountain High Speed Reclosing procedure
• Section 5: Removed Branchburg – Deans 500 kV Substation Contingency Procedure
• Section 5: Changed Branchburg – Ramapo 5018 references to Hopatcong – Rampo 5018
• Section 5: Added a step to notify MISO of status change for University Park North SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify MISO of status change for Davis Crk SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify MISO of status change for Dresden SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify MISO of status change for Zion SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify MISO of status change for Byron SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify MISO of status change for Kincaid SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify MISO of status change for Powerton SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify VACAR of status change for Clover SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify NYISO of status change for East Sayre-North Waverly SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify MISO and TVA of status change for Rockport SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify NYISO of status change for Warren-Falconer SPS.
• Section 5: Added a step to notify NYISO of status change for Salem SPS.
• Section 5 and Attachment A: Removed Brandon Shores-Riverside SPS.
• Section 5 and Attachment A: Added Concord Street and Mt. Washington SPS proceduresSection 5: Removed BGE single breaker derate table, Cross Twn common trench circuit ratings table, and 230kV Harbor Crossing Cables ratings table. Added hyperlinks to the OASIS system information page for all tables.
• Section 5: Removed note #2 from the Bath County Stability Restriction Table
• Section 5: Added South Anna / Louisa CT Islanding Scheme
• Section 5: Added the Virginia Hills reactor to the Northern Virginia High Voltage control section
• Attachment A: Added a column to the SPS listing to notify impacted neighbors.
• Attachment B: Updated open-ended voltage table.
• Attachment E: Added Dravosburg 138/69 kV transformer #1 sectionalizing scheme list.
• Attachment E: Removed PPL Juniata #1 and #2 transformer from sectionalizing scheme list.


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Manual 13 – Emergency Operations
Revision 56
Effective Date: 06.01.2014

  • Section 2.2 Reserve Requirements
    • Corrected the Primary and Synchronized Reserve requirements to cover the “largest single contingency”, not just the “largest unit”.
  • Section 2.3 Capacity Shortages and Section 5.2Transmission Security Emergencies
    • Exhibit 1 Action steps modified to reflect Pre-Emergency and Emergency Load Management
    • Added language to the Maximum Emergency Generation Alert to include notice that Load Management may be required.
    • Updates to Steps 1 and 2 to reflect the new categories and times.
    • Noted that the minimum duration is 1-hr
    • Added clarification that the official notice for CSPs to dispatch DR resources is the eLRS System. Emergency Procedures (EPs) will continue to be posted.
    • The All-Call will continue to be issued but will be generic and indicate that DR has been called and that details are available on the EP website.
    • Deleted Note 3 due to redundancy
  •  Section 2.4.8 High System Voltage
    • Revised the Black Oak SVC voltage settings based on changes in the field.
  • Sections 2.3 and 5.2
    • Alerts to be issued ‘in advance of the operating day’, not just day ahead.
    • Revised steps under the Primary Reserve Alert, Warning and Actions to clarify that PJM does not grant environmental waivers but will work with the GO if requested/notified.
    • Added a note to the Voltage Reduction alert to indicate staffing will be expected at stations that do not have SCADA control but are needed to implement a voltage reduction
    • Revised the Emergency Bid Form to indicate that email will be the primary means to submit the form, with fax serving as a back-up.
    • Clarified that Manual Load Shed is expected to be implemented in 5-minutes if Directed
  • Section 3.3: Cold Weather Alert
    • Alerts to be issued ‘in advance of the operating day’, not just day ahead.
    • Changed the FE control zone names to the new naming convention
    • Added a note that PJM Dispatch will reach out to gas-fired generation owners to validate fuel supplies.
  • Section 3.4: Hot Weather Alert
    • Alerts to be issued ‘in advance of the operating day’, not just day ahead.
    • Changed the FE control zone names to the new naming convention
    • Revised temperature triggers for a HWA for EKPC and Dominion to 93-degrees
  • Section 5.4 Post Contingency Local Load Relief Warning
    • Added a step to indicate a “Load Shed Directive” message will be posted to the EP site if load shed is Directed.
  • Section 5.4.1: Post-Contingency Load Dump Limit Exceedance Analysis
    • Added clarifying language to indicate pre-contingency load shed will not be directed in the case of a radial load pocket
  • Attachment C
    • Eliminated Part C of the SSR for reporting of Load Response. These values will already be provided to PJM through the eLRS system by the CSPs.
  • Attachment E: Manual Load Dump Allocation tables
    • Updated the Mid Atlantic Load shed table with the 2014/15 PY numbers
    • Update the FE company names
    • Eliminated the table for the Eastern portion of the Mid Atlantic
  • Attachment F: Manual Load Dump Capability tables
    • Updated the Manual Load Dump capability table with the 2014/15 PY numbers
    • Update the FE company names
  • Attachment G: Capacity Emergency Matrix
    • Updated the matrix with the load management changes made to sections 2.3 and 5.2
  • Attachment N: IROL Load Dump Table
    • Update the FE company names

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Manual 14B – PJM Region Transmission Process
Revision 27
Effective Date: 04.23.2014
  • Updated Attachment E for confirming changes associated with Market Efficiency Analysis and Benefit/Cost test
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Manual 36 – System Restoration
Revision 20
Effective Date: 06.16.2014
  • Annual Review per EOP-005-2, R3 and EOP-006-2, R3
  • Changed Control Area to Balancing Authority throughout document
  • Section 7.1.2 – Renaming of Minimum Source Requirements to Minimum Source Guidelines and clarification on their use
  • Section 7 – Annual Update of Exhibit 10 “PJM Table of Major Synchronization Devices”
  • Attachment A – Documented exceptions to the calculation of critical load as approved by System Restoration Strategy Task Force
  • Attachment D – Added expectations of Generation Owners and Transmission Owners for participation in PJM sponsored Restoration Drills
  • Attachment F – Figure 1 “TO Restoration Document References” updated based on latest TO restoration plans
  • Attachment G – Table 1 updated to reflect adjustments to First Energy Restoration Plan annual update and addition of Rock Springs
  • Attachment H – Under Frequency Load Shed (UFLS) Table updated based on updated load values

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Glen Boyle is the contact for this manual.

 


Sent: 06.05.2014
Subject: Member Communication - DNS Best practices

Sent on Behalf of G. D. McNamee, Sr. Business Analyst, Markets Applications Dept. ________________________________________

PJM is planning on performing a Markets system switchover on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, starting at 1915 hours (7:15 P.M.). The first step will be to switch market operations for eMKT, Day Ahead, SCED, and Ancillary Services from the Milford to Jefferson datacenter. There will be approximately a one hour outage to eMKT, and PJM will also switch to Manual Dispatch during the transition. The Markets Systems at PJM will be staying at the Jefferson Data Center for approximately one month. With this exercise, PJM will begin testing the switchover capability on a monthly basis.

Please note that during the AC2 Go Live Migration on November 7 and 8, 2011, some market participants experienced connectivity issues with eMKT as a result of the implementation of new eMKT web servers and the inherent IP address change.

PJM now utilizes two diverse datacenters with distinct public IP subnets and can move market operations between sites. Therefore, these websites must be advertised under different IP addresses. If a market participant hardcodes IP addresses for eMKT, they will be unable to seamlessly pick up the site changes potentially impacting their ability to meet market deadlines for bid and offer submissions. Hardcoded IP address will cause unnecessary troubleshooting and may, in the case of firewalls, add process time to get policies updated.

Instead of hardcoding IP addresses, PJM highly recommends using a Domain Name Service (DNS) implementation. DNS not only allows for a human readable name to be associated with a system IP address, but also allows for a site switchover and associated IP change to be transparent to the end user. PJM utilizes a 30 second Time to Live(TTL) which instructs end systems to only cache the DNS response for 30 seconds, after which time it should check again for the event of an IP change. Intermediate DNS systems should also be configured to honor the TTL to avoid a caching issue on the end systems.

If you have any questions, please can contact the PJM Markets Hotline at 1-866-400-8980.


Sent: 05.30.2014
Subject: PJM Manual Recently & Posted on the PJM Website

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manual has been revised and posted to the PJM Web site.
M34 – PJM Stakeholder Process
Revision 5
Effective Date: 05.15.2014
  • Revised voting methods at Standing Committees in section 8.4
  • Revised Governing Document Review posting timelines in section 10.4
  • Added additional notice requirements to section 11.13
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David Anders is the contact for this manual

Thank you.


Sent: 05.27.2014
Subject: PJM June FTR Auction

Dear Members,

Please be advised that the PJM June FTR Auction will not be approved today due to system performance issues. PJM expects the results of June FTR Auction to be posted by 1700 on Wednesday, May 28. PJM apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thanks,

Tim Horger
Manager, Market Simulation
PJM Interconnection L.L.C.


Sent: 05.20.2014
Subject: SENECA Interface Definition update

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll

PJM is providing notice that the SENECA Interface definition will be modified for the effective day of June 1, 2014. The updated definition has been reflected in the SENECA Interface Definition posting that is available on the System Information page on PJM.com. For additional information on the interface, please refer to the link below. 

http://www.pjm.com/markets-and-operations/etools/oasis/system-information.aspx

If you have any questions regarding the SENECA interface please contact the Markets Hotline or 610-666-8998.


Sent: 05.16.2014
Subject: LMP Network Model Update Planned for 5/29/14

Dear Members,

The new network model build is tentatively planned for May 29, 2014. The changes can be seen on the following link:

http://www.pjm.com/markets-and-operations/energy/lmp-model-info/bus-model-updates.aspx

If there are any questions, please call PJM Member Relations at 610-666-8980 or send an email to Markets Hotline

Thank you.


Sent: 05.13.2014
Subject: NEPA Contingent Sell Offers for 17/18 BRA

Dear Members,

A Capacity Market Seller may specify whether its Sell Offer into Base Residual Auction (BRA) is contingent upon qualifying for the New Entry Price Adjustment (NEPA) and PJM shall not clear the contingent Sell Offer if it does not qualify for NEPA.

Planned Generation Capacity Resources and certain Existing Generation Capacity Resources submitting a Sell Offer with an APIR component that is based on a project investment of at least $450/kW are eligible to request NEPA; however, in order to qualify for the NEPA, the capacity resource must: (i) notify PJM of its NEPA election at the time the sell offer is submitted, (ii) be the marginal sell offer that sets the clearing price for the LDA in the BRA, and (iii) increase the cleared unforced capacity (UCAP) from a point on the Variable Resource Requirement (VRR) Curve below the LDA reliability requirement to a UCAP at or above the UCAP associated with the point of the VRR Curve at which price is 0.40 times the applicable Net CONE. Implicit in this third requirement is a minimum size requirement necessary for the capacity resource to receive NEPA. Specifically, the minimum size requirement is the horizontal distance, measured in UCAP, between two points on the VRR curve, (i) the point associated with the reliability requirement on the VRR Curve and (ii) the point on the VRR Curve that corresponds with a price that is 0.40 times the applicable Net CONE. The implicit minimum size requirement (in UCAP MW) for the 2017/2018 BRA for each LDA to be modeled in the auction are:
MAAC EMAAC SWMAAC PS PS-N DPL-S PEPCO ATSI ATSI-C COMED BGE PL
2,473.1 1,361.1 585.5 441.1 223.5 111.1 301.3 553.5 216.1 1,002.3 300.8 373.8

PJM cautions Capacity Market Sellers that may be considering using the NEPA-contingent Sell Offer option that, due to the rigorous qualification requirements for NEPA described above, a possible outcome is that such a contingent Sell Offer may not clear the auction even though the Resource Clearing Price may exceed the resource’s sell offer price.

A Capacity Market Seller that elects to make its 2017/2018 BRA Sell Offer contingent upon qualifying for NEPA must notify PJM of such election by no later than the close of business on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Such notification must be submitted to PJM via RPM Hotline.

Questions regarding this communication should be directed to the RPM Hotline.

Thank you.


Sent: 05.13.2014
Subject: 2017/2018 RPM BRA Offer Window Now Open & Impact of FERC Order (in Docket Nos. ER14-1461 on BRA Participation

Dear Members,

PJM is re-sending the message below which was initially sent to Members on Monday, May 12, 2014, with the correction shown in red below.

Information on Submitting Capacity Market Sell Offers into 2017/18 RPM Base Residual Auction

This is a reminder to all eligible RPM suppliers of generation, DR and EE resources that the offer window for the 2017/2018 Base Residual Auction (BRA) opened on Monday, May 12, 2014 and closes on Friday, May 16, 2014. All RPM suppliers must submit offers into eRPM by 5:00 pm on May 16, 2014; however, in order to balance the work load on PJM systems and personnel, PJM urges suppliers to submit offers as early in the week as possible. PJM strongly recommends that suppliers enter offers into eRPM by no later than the close of business on Thursday May 15, 2014. Once entered, offers may be revised up to the close of the offer window at 5:00 PM EPT on May 15 16, 2014. Due to the high volume of calls expected, PJM staff will make every effort to respond in a timely manner but suppliers may experience a delay in the receipt of a response. Placing offers into the eRPM system early in the week will help to reduce potential delays.

Also as a reminder, RPM suppliers must confirm the modeling of each of their capacity resources in the Resource Confirmation screen of eRPM prior to submitting offers for the 2017/2018 BRA. RPM suppliers must verify the Zone Assignment and LDA Assignment for Generation, DR, and EE resources for which they have a positive Available ICAP position for the RPM Auction. For Generation resources, RPM suppliers must also verify the Unit Location by State, Unit Type, and Unit Fuel Type. RPM suppliers must confirm the modeling of each resource before offers may be submitted for a given Auction. For more detailed instructions on how to confirm the modeling of your capacity resources through eRPM, please refer to Task 1: Resource Confirmation in the Auctions section of the eRPM User Guide.

Impact of FERC Order on Participation in 2017/2018 RPM Base Residual Auction

On May 9, 2014, FERC rejected, in Docket Nos. ER14-1461-000 and ER14-1461-001, a package of RPM market rule changes that were filed by PJM on March 10, 2014. With this rejection, participation in the BRA will be governed by existing tariff rules; specifically, (1) the pre-auction credit rate for planned Capacity Resources and external remains at $38,477.21/MW, (2) a Letter of Non-Recallability is required for any external Generation Capacity Resource prior to offer but signature by the host Balancing Authority is not required, (3) a Non-Diversion Agreement is not required prior to offer.

If you have any questions, please contact the RPM Hotline.

Thank you.


Sent: 05.12.2014
Subject: 2017/2018 RPM BRA Offer Window Now Open & Impact of FERC Order (in Docket Nos. ER14-1461) on BRA Participation

Sent on behalf of Jeff Bastian:

Dear Members,

Information on Submitting Capacity Market Sell Offers into 2017/18 RPM Base Residual Auction

This is a reminder to all eligible RPM suppliers of generation, DR and EE resources that the offer window for the 2017/2018 Base Residual Auction (BRA) opened on Monday, May 12, 2014 and closes on Friday, May 16, 2014. All RPM suppliers must submit offers into eRPM by 5:00 pm on May 16, 2014; however, in order to balance the work load on PJM systems and personnel, PJM urges suppliers to submit offers as early in the week as possible. PJM strongly recommends that suppliers enter offers into eRPM by no later than the close of business on Thursday May 15, 2014. Once entered, offers may be revised up to the close of the offer window at 5:00 PM EPT on May 15, 2014. Due to the high volume of calls expected, PJM staff will make every effort to respond in a timely manner but suppliers may experience a delay in the receipt of a response. Placing offers into the eRPM system early in the week will help to reduce potential delays.

Also as a reminder, RPM suppliers must confirm the modeling of each of their capacity resources in the Resource Confirmation screen of eRPM prior to submitting offers for the 2017/2018 BRA. RPM suppliers must verify the Zone Assignment and LDA Assignment for Generation, DR, and EE resources for which they have a positive Available ICAP position for the RPM Auction. For Generation resources, RPM suppliers must also verify the Unit Location by State, Unit Type, and Unit Fuel Type. RPM suppliers must confirm the modeling of each resource before offers may be submitted for a given Auction. For more detailed instructions on how to confirm the modeling of your capacity resources through eRPM, please refer to Task 1: Resource Confirmation in the Auctions section of the eRPM User Guide at: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/markets-ops/rpm/erpm-user-guide.ashx.

Impact of FERC Order on Participation in 2017/2018 RPM Base Residual Auction

On May 9, 2014, FERC rejected, in Docket Nos. ER14-1461-000 and ER14-1461-001, a package of RPM market rule changes that were filed by PJM on March 10, 2014. With this rejection, participation in the BRA will be governed by existing tariff rules; specifically, (1) the pre-auction credit rate for planned Capacity Resources and external remains at $38,477.21/MW, (2) a Letter of Non-Recallability is required for any external Generation Capacity Resource prior to offer but signature by the host Balancing Authority is not required, (3) a Non-Diversion Agreement is not required prior to offer.

If you have any questions, please contact the RPM Hotline.

Thank you.


Sent: 05.12.2014
Subject: Updated Real-Time csv file available for May 7, 2014

Sent on Behalf of Rebecca Carroll

Pursuant to section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K of the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement, PJM is providing notice that the updated Real-Time LMP csv file for May 7, 2014, labeled 20140507_updated.csv, is now available at the link below. As was previously mentioned in the notification sent last Friday, PJM identified that a marginal resource set the clearing price using the incorrect offer schedule. This issue affected all pnodes and existed for all 24 hours on May 7, 2014.

http://pjm.com/pub/account/lmp/20140507_updated.csv


Sent: 05.09.2014
Subject: Real-Time LMP posting issue for 5/1/2014 through 5/8/2014

Sent on behalf of Rebecca Carroll

Pursuant to section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K of the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement, PJM is providing notice that there was a localized issue with the posted Real-Time LMPs in the Penelec Zone that occurred from hour ending 24 on May 1, 2014 through May 8, 2014. Specifically, PJM identified that a marginal resource set the clearing price using the incorrect offer schedule. As a result of the provisions regarding price reposting in section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K of the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement, PJM will not be reposting Real-Time LMPs for May 1, 2014 through May 6, 2014, but does intend to repost LMPs for May 7, 2014. PJM will provide more information on the impacted hours and prices as soon as possible. The Real-Time LMP posting for May 8, 2014 will be delayed significantly while we correct this issue in the impacted hours.


Sent: 05.02.2014
Subject: PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM Website.

Dear Members,

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 18 – PJM Capacity Market
Revision 22
Effective Date: 04.24.2014

  • Conforming revisions for FERC Order ER14-504, accepted on 01/30/2014, and effective on 01/21/2014 to retire the Minimum Annual Resource Requirements and Minimum Extended Summer Resource Requirements and implement Limited Resource Constraints and Sub-Annual Resource Constraints effective with the 2017/2018 Delivery Year. (Sections 2.4.3, 2.4.3A, 2.4.4, 3.5, 5.3, 5.6.2, 5.7.5, 5.8.1, 11.1.3, 11.3, 11.4.1, & 11.9.1)
  • Confirming revisions for FERC Order ER14-503 to employ Capacity Import Limits for RPM Auctions effective with the 2017/2018 Delivery Year. (Sections 2.1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.4, & 5.8.1)
  • Conforming revisions for hydro and pumped storage units to perform rating tests during summer verification window in accordance with PJM Manual 21, Rules and Procedures for Determination of Generating Capability, Revision 11, effective 03/05/2014. (Section 8.4.6)
  • Clarifications to deficiency/penalty charge rates when committed capacity resources did not clear in any RPM Auctions (Sections 9.1.1, 9.1.3, 9.1.5, 9.1.6, 9.1.7, & 9.1.9)
  • Revisions to permit the maximum credit requirement specified in a credit-limited sell offer to exceed the RPM Credit Limit of a resource when the RPM Credit Adjustment Factor of the resource is less than one (Section 4.8.4).

Clean Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m18.ashx
Redline Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m18-redline.ashx

Jeff Bastian is the contact for this manual.

 


Sent: 04.22.2014
Subject: The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.
Manual 14A – Generation and Transmission Interconnection Process
Revision 15
Effective Date: 04.17.2014

Insert Sections 1.12 and 1.13 to document provisions for the study of cross border impacts between MISO and PJM associated with Interconnection Requests and Transmission Service Requests Update Attachment B to be consistent with current practices and Tariff defined terms
Update Attachments F & G with current list of dynamic models which PJM has utilized in studies

Clean Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m14a.ashx
Redline Version: http://pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m14a-redline.ashx

Al Elmy is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 04.17.2014
Subject: 4/18/2014 Deadline for 2017/18 RPM BRA DR Sell Offer Plans including Officer Certification

All Demand Resource (DR) providers that intend to submit DR Sell Offers into the upcoming 2017/18 RPM Base Residual Auction must provide a DR Sell Offer Plan including a signed Officer Certification Form by the close of business tomorrow April 18, 2014.

The communication that had previously been issued regarding this deadline and other DR-related BRA requirements and deadlines is attached below. This attached communication contains key information needed to successfully complete each of the required activities.

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This communication is being issued to notify Curtailment Service Providers (CSPs) that are intending to offer a Demand Resource (DR) into the upcoming 2017/2018 Base Residual Auction that they must submit a DR Sell Offer Plan in accordance with Attachment C of Manual 18. The DR Sell Offer Plan (consisting of both a signed DR Sell Offer Plan Officer Certification Form and a completed DR Sell Offer Plan Template) must be submitted via email to the RPM Hotline at no later than April 18, 2014. The DR Sell Offer Plan Officer Certification Form and DR Sell Offer Template are available at the following links:
http://pjm.com/~/media/markets-ops/rpm/rpm-auction-info/dr-sell-offer-plan-officer-certification-form.ashx.
http://pjm.com/~/media/markets-ops/rpm/rpm-auction-info/dr-sell-offer-plan-template-for-2017-2018-delivery-year.ashx.

Existing MWs are those MWs that are identified by a CSP through the pre-registration process in the eRPM system. The pre-registration window in the eRPM system opens on April 7, 2014 and closes on April 16, 2014. Additional information regarding the DR pre-registration process for the 2017/2018 Delivery Year is available at the following links:
http://www.pjm.com/~/media/training/core-curriculum/ip-dsr/emergency-dr-preregistration-for-existing-resource-17-18-bra.ashx.
http://pjm.com/~/media/markets-ops/rpm/rpm-auction-info/dr-auction-set-up.ashx
 
All DR resource coupling and the allocation of Existing MWs or Planned MWs to specific DR resources must be completed in the eRPM system during the DR setup window. The DR setup window opens on April 17, 2014 and closes on May 9, 2014. Additional information regarding DR resource coupling and the allocation of Existing MWs or Planned MWs to specific DR resources is available at the following links:
http://www.pjm.com/~/media/training/core-curriculum/ip-dsr/dr-sell-offer-plan-and-dr-auction-set-up-training.ashx
http://pjm.com/~/media/markets-ops/rpm/rpm-auction-info/erpm-instructions-to-create-coupled-resources.ashx

Please contact PJM with any questions regarding offering Demand Resources into the 2017/2018 BRA.

Thank you.


Sent: 04.17.2014
Subject:The following PJM Manuals have been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 01 – Control Center & Data Exchange Requirements
Revision 26
Two of the eSuite Applications have been renamed. Moving forward EES will be known as ExSchedule and eMTR will be known as Power Meter.
Clean Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m01.ashx
Redline Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/m01-redline.ashx
Chantal-Aimee Hendrzak is the contact for this manual.

Manual 10 – Pre-Scheduling Operations
Revision 30
Two of the eSuite Applications have been renamed. Moving forward EES will be known as ExSchedule and eMTR will be known as Power Meter.
Clean Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M10.ashx
Redline Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M10-redline.ashx
David Schweizer is the contact for this manual.

Manual 14D – Generator Operational Requirements
Revision 27
Two of the eSuite Applications have been renamed. Moving forward EES will be known as ExSchedule and eMTR will be known as Power Meter.
Clean Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M14D.ashx
Redline Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M14D-redline.ashx
David Schweizer is the contact for this manual

Manual 19 – Load Forecasting and Analysis
Revision 24
Two of the eSuite Applications have been renamed. Moving forward EES will be known as ExSchedule and eMTR will be known as Power Meter.
Clean Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M19.ashx
Redline Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M19-redline.ashx
Tom Falin is the contact for this manual.

Manual 28 – Operating Agreement Accounting
Revision 64
Two of the eSuite Applications have been renamed. Moving forward EES will be known as ExSchedule and eMTR will be known as Power Meter.
Clean Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M28.ashx
Redline Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M28-redline.ashx
Ray Fernandez is the contact for this manual.

Manual 33 – Administrative Services for the PJM Interconnection Agreement
Revision 10
• Change in management from Sean McNamara to Lynn Horning
• Two of the eSuite Applications have been renamed. Moving forward EES will be known as ExSchedule and eMTR will be known as Power Meter.
Clean Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M33.ashx
Redline Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M33-redline.ashx
Lynn Horning is the contact for this manual.

Manual 35 – Definitions and Acronyms
Revision 23
Two of the eSuite Applications have been renamed. Moving forward EES will be known as ExSchedule and eMTR will be known as Power Meter.
Clean Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M35.ashx
Redline Version: http://www.pjm.com/~/media/documents/manuals/M35-redline.ashx
John Gdowik is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 04.15.2014
Subject: Important Information About OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

PJM has verified that there are no vulnerabilities on PJM’s internet-facing systems, and PJM data is safe from the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability. The Heartbleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. By obtaining the private key for an SSL/TLS certificate, an attacker could set up a fake website that passes the security verification. They could also decrypt traffic passing between a client and a server, which allows the stealing of information.

The industry recommendation is to reset passwords on all systems once the Heartbleed vulnerability has been fixed. At this time, there is no need to change your PJM passwords. As a precaution, members are encouraged to contact other websites/vendors, including personal vendors, to check if vulnerabilities have been rectified and to change passwords accordingly.

If you have any questions, please can contact the PJM Members Hotline at 1-866-400-8980.


Sent: 04.11.2014
Subject: Incremental Black Start RFP Posted for AEP Transmission Zone

This is a notification that a Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking additional black start resources in the AEP transmission zone was posted on the PJM website.

Additional details and requirements are located at the Black Start Service Page.

Please send an email to the PJM Black Start group with questions or concerns.


Sent: 04.09.2014
Subject: Updated 14/15 Annual FTR Model aggregate definition file now posted

Please be advised that PJM has updated the 14/15 Annual FTR Model aggregate definition file to correct the definition of the HUDSONTP Interface. The correct definition for this interface should be HCS 500 KV NYPUMP and not HCS 500 KV PJMGEN. This is the only change to this file.


Sent: 04.03.2014
Subject: Important Message for CSPs Regarding Upcoming DR Deadlines for 2017/2018 BRA

This communication is being issued to notify Curtailment Service Providers (CSPs) that are intending to offer a Demand Resource (DR) into the upcoming 2017/2018 Base Residual Auction that they must submit a DR Sell Offer Plan in accordance with Attachment C of Manual 18. The DR Sell Offer Plan (consisting of both a signed DR Sell Offer Plan Officer Certification Form and a completed DR Sell Offer Plan Template) must be submitted via email to the RPM Hotline no later than April 18, 2014. The DR Sell Offer Plan Officer Certification Form (DOC) and DR Sell Offer Template (XLS) are available.

Existing MWs are those MWs that are identified by a CSP through the pre-registration process in the eRPM system. The pre-registration window in the eRPM system opens on April 7, 2014 and closes on April 16, 2014. Additional information (PDF) regarding the DR pre-registration process for the 2017/2018 Delivery Year (PDF) is available.

All DR resource coupling and the allocation of Existing MWs or Planned MWs to specific DR resources must be completed in the eRPM system during the DR setup window. The DR setup window opens on April 17, 2014 and closes on May 9, 2014. Additional information (PDF) regarding DR resource coupling and the allocation of Existing MWs or Planned MWs (PDF) to specific DR resources is available.

Please contact the RPM Hotline with any questions regarding offering Demand Resources into the 2017/2018 BRA.


Sent: 03.28.2014
Subject: DA Re-Post Part II

Pursuant to section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K-Appendix of the PJM Tariff and Schedule 1 of the Operating Agreement, PJM is providing notice that the updated Day Ahead case results for March 27, 2014 are now available.  An updated file, labeled 20140327-da_updated.csv is available on the LMP DA Web page. The updated results are also available for viewing and download from eMarket.

 


 

Sent: 03.28.2014
Subject:April 1, 2014 Deadline and Eligibility Requirements for Seasonal Verification Test Transitional Mechanism

At its 02.27.2014 meeting, the Markets & Reliability Committee endorsed changes to PJM’s generating unit capability verification test procedures, as reflected in PJM Manual 21: Rules and Procedures for Determination of Generating Capability. These changes, to become effective with unit capability verification tests of summer 2014, have potential impact on the installed capacity value of steam generation units and hydro and pumped-storage hydro generation units. The committee also endorsed  a transition mechanism for Capacity Market Sellers that have existing RPM commitments that may be affected as a direct result of the revised capability test procedures. At its 03.27.2014 meeting, the Members Committee endorsed revisions to the PJM Tariff to implement the transition mechanism which is described in more detail in the posted 03.27.2014 MC meeting material (see links below). To qualify for the transitional mechanism, generation units must meet both requirements listed below and affected generation owners must provide the necessary information to PJM by the close of business on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Any generating unit that meets both of the following requirements is considered to be an affected resource impacted by the Manual 21 revisions and would be eligible for the proposed transition mechanism: 

  • The generating unit must be either a hydro generating unit or pumped storage generating unit which will now be required to conduct its capacity testing in the summer; or steam generating unit that had not previously provided ambient-corrected summer capacity test results taking into account ambient conditions as clarified under the Manual 21 revisions. 
  • The generating unit must provide PJM with summer capability verification test data meeting the revised Manual 21 requirements for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 summer periods by April 1, 2014; and this data must show that the highest revised test value from the 2011, 2012 and 2013 summer periods is less than the generating unit’s current Capacity Interconnection Rights (CIR) MW value and the generating unit’s current RPM ICAP MW value.

To qualify for the transitional mechanism, affected generation owners must provide the data described above to PJM by the close of business on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. This data should be sent to PJM via email to RPM Hotline. Affected generation owners that meet the requirements above and that wish to elect the transition mechanism for the 2014/15 Delivery Year must also notify PJM of this election in the same communication by the close of business on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  

Please contact PJM with any questions. 

03.27.2014 MC Material 
Item 04 - Seasonal Verification Testing Transition Mechanism Presentation (PDF)
Item 04 - Seasonal Verification Testing Transition Mechanism Proposed Tariff Revisions (PDF)

Sent: 03.27.2014
Subject: DA Re-Post

PJM has identified an error in the input data utilized to clear the Day Ahead market for March 27, 2014.  The error occurred when a value of 350 MW was used for the WEST Interface instead of 3500 MW for hours 8-23 and resulted in incorrect prices and quantities in the Day Ahead market solution. Pursuant to section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K-Appendix of the PJM Tariff and Schedule 1 of the Operating Agreement, PJM is providing notice of this issue and its intent to repost Day Ahead case results for March 27, 2014.  PJM will make every effort to have the revised results posted by close of business, March 28, 2014

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Sent: 03.07.2014
Subject: PJM Manual 11 Revisions

Proposed Manual 11 revisions were developed by the Demand Response Subcommittee. The proposed revisions were developed to ensure that the manual conforms to the Tariff regarding demand response during normal operations, so that stakeholders have a consistent understanding of appropriate Economic DR energy settlements. The proposed Manual 11 revisions were endorsed by the Market Implementation Committee; however they were not endorsed by the Markets and Reliability Committee at its meeting on February 27, 2014.

PJM has incorporated the proposed revisions into revision 66 of Manual 11, which has been posted on PJM.com today. The specific revisions are in Section 10.1: included conforming language to tariff provisions approved under order 745 that customer baseline should represent what the load would have otherwise been and therefore settlements are not permitted for load reductions that would have otherwise occurred as part of normal operations.

Please note that Operating Agreement section 10.4.iii and Manual 34 section 11.14 recognize the right and responsibility of PJM to make changes to the Manuals as necessary, should stakeholder endorsement not be attainable. While PJM rarely exercises this right and responsibility, PJM has determined that this is the proper course of action in this case.


Sent: 03.07.2014
Subject: PJM Manual Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 21 – Rules and Procedures for Determination of Generating Capability 
Revision 11
Effective Date: 03.05.2014

Added general administrative updates.  Added requirement that hydro and pumped storage units must perform ratings test during Summer verification window. Added clarification that all generators, with the exception of hydroelectric, pumped storage and diesel units, must adjust their ratings test for ambient conditions beginning June 1, 2014. Changes were endorsed at the 2/27/14 MRC meeting.

Clean Version (PDF)

Redline Version (PDF)

Tom Falin is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 03.07.2014
Subject: LMP Network Model Update Planned for 03.14.2014

Dear Members,

The new network model build is tentatively planned for March 14, 2014. The changes can be seen on the BUS Model Update Web page.
 
If there are any questions, please call PJM Member Relations at 610-666-8980 or send an email.


Sent: 03.03.2014

Subject: PJM Manual Revised and Posted on PJM website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website

Manual 40 – Training and Certification Requirements
Revision 14

Effective Date: 02.28.2014

  • Annual review of Manual and training plans in accordance with NERC Standard PER-005
  • General grammatical cleanup
  • Section 1: Changed data retention requirement
  • Section 3: Clarified continuing training requirements for Transmission System Operators
  • Section 3: Clarified initial requirements for new entities
  • Section 4: Clarified classroom training requirements for PJM operators. Replaced Operator Training Simulator (OTS) with Dispatcher Training Simulator (DTS). Performed general wording and grammatical cleanup.
  • Added Section 4.11 on the PJM Human Performance Program

Clean Version (PDF)

Redline Version (PDF)

Mike Sitarchyk and Glen Boyle are the contacts for this manual.


Sent: 02.27.2014
Subject: PJM Manual Revised and Posted to PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 15 – Cost Development Guidelines
Revision 24

Effective Date: 03.01.2014

Revisions to include Cyclic peaking and starting factors for combined cycle and combustion turbines in sections 2.6.4, 4, 5, and 6 were updated to reflect how to use OEM values. A reference was added for extended cold start.

Clean Version (PDF)

Redline Version (PDF)

Jeff Schmitt is the contact for this manual.


Sent: 02.26.2014
Subject: Notice of issue with Regulation prices

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website. 

Manual 40 – Training and Certification Requirements 
Revision 14

Effective Date: 02.28.2014

  • Annual review of Manual and training plans in accordance with NERC Standard PER-005
  • General grammatical cleanup
  • Section 1: Changed data retention requirement 
  • Section 3: Clarified continuing training requirements for Transmission System Operators
  • Section 3: Clarified initial requirements for new entities
  • Section 4:  Clarified classroom training requirements for PJM operators.  Replaced Operator Training Simulator (OTS) with Dispatcher Training Simulator (DTS).  Performed general wording and grammatical cleanup.
  • Added Section 4.11 on the PJM Human Performance Program

Clean Version (PDF)

Redline Version (PDF)

Mike Sitarchyk and Glen Boyle are the contacts for this manual.


Sent: 02.26.2014
Subject: Notice of issue with Regulation prices

Pursuant to section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K of the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement, PJM is providing notice that there was a minor issue that affected a small amount of the 5-minute Regulation clearing prices from October 1, 2012 through February 4, 2014.  Specifically, PJM identified a small number of instances where a demand resource providing Regulation failed the Three-Pivotal Supplier Test, was marginal, but set the clearing price using the wrong submitted offer price.  Over the affected time period from October 1, 2012 through February 4, 2014, this scenario only affected 1.6% of the 5-minute pricing intervals.  As a result of the provisions regarding price reposting in section 1.10.8 (e) of Attachment K of the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement, PJM will not be reposting market clearing prices.
 

 


Sent: 02.25.2014
Subject: Annual 2014/2015 ARR Allocation & Annual FTR Auction

This email contains important information pertaining to the upcoming annual ARR allocation and FTR auction for the 2014/2015 planning period. Please note that for the process regarding the allocation of Incremental ARRs for RTEP upgrades that action is required on the part of any network service customer or merchant transmission facility owner who elects to decline the allocated IARRs.

 

 

 

Annual 2014/2015 ARR Allocation
The 2014/2015 Annual ARR Allocation and Annual FTR Auction schedule (XLS).

 

 

 

IARRs for RTEP Upgrades
Incremental ARRs (IARRs) are allocated to network service customers and merchant transmission facility owners that are assigned cost responsibility for RTEP upgrades that meet certain criterion. This process and the IARRs that are being allocated for the 2014/2015 period are described in the document (PDF).

 

 

 

It is important to note that these IARRs are allocated to each network service customer and merchant transmission facility owner unless the customer elects to decline the allocation. The election to decline the allocated IARR must be made via eFTR during the Stage 1A nomination period.

 

 

 

Network Service Related ARR Requests
The Stage 1A ARR Nomination window opens for all LSEs at 0100 on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 and closes at 1700 on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. All LSEs must use the eFTR system for making their ARR requests for the 2014/2015 Planning Period. Each zones source points are located in the Valid Stage 1 ARR source points (XLS).

 

 

 

Firm Point-to-Point Service Related Requests
To qualify for the Annual Allocation, requests must be associated with confirmed firm point-to-point service that spans the entire 2014/2015 Planning Period, either by its term or by renewal. To request ARRs associated with Firm Point-to-Point Service, Customers must complete the ARR/FTR Request Form (XLS).

 

 

 

The reservations listed on the 'Qualifying Stage 1 Reservations' tab of the spreadsheet are eligible to request ARRs in Stage 1A and 1B. All other long-term reservations are eligible to request in Stage 2. Requests associated with through and out Firm point-to-point service to serve load in MISO for which there is no PJM charge must specify an associated MISO OASIS reservation number(s) for firm point-to-point or network service used to serve the load in MISO. Please return completed forms to Tim Horger, Zhenyu FanKevin Bazar and Brian Chmielewski by the close of business on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, for Stage 1 requests and Tuesday, March 18, 2014 for Stage 2 requests.

 

 

 

Annual 2014/2015 FTR Auction Credit Requirements
Participants of the Annual FTR Auction must establish an Auction Credit Limit prior to bidding into the Annual FTR Auction. Credit Requests should be made to PJM's Treasury Department by April 1, 2014 for the 2014/2015 Annual FTR Auction. A summary of the FTR Auction Credit rules including examples of the credit calculation is located at the FTR Auction User Information page. A credit calculator (XLS) that FTR auction participants can use to determine the credit requirement associated with anticipated bids.

 

 

 


Sent: 02.24.2014
Subject: 2014 transition from EST to Daylight Savings Time on 03.09.2014

This is a reminder that Daylight Savings Time will be occurring Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 a.m.

Information regarding the 2014 DST transition for the PJM eMKT application can be found at:

 

 

 

http://pjm.com/markets-and-operations/etools/emkt.aspx

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please call the PJM Markets Hotline at 610-666-8998 or Markets Hotline.

 

 

 


Sent: 02.04.2014
Subject: Real-Time csv correction for 01.28.2014

PJM has identified an issue with the Real-Time csv file that was posted for January 28, 2014. The issue exists only for the data reported. This was a posting error ONLY, as the correct values were utilized in Market Settlements.

 

 

 

An updated file, labeled 20140128_updated.csv (CSV) is available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

 


Sent: 01.27.2014
Subject: The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

Manual 11 – Energy & Ancillary Services Market Operations
Revision 65 
Effective Date: 01.21.2014

 

 

 

Conforming changes to Docket No Docket No. ER14-373-000 approved on December 11, 2013 and approved by the PJM Markets and Reliability Committee on August 1, 2013. The changes are in section 2.3.4 and change the periods and requirements for parameter limited schedule exceptions

 

 

 

Clean Version (PDF)
Redline Version (PDF)

 

 

 

Rebecca Carroll and Mike Ward are the contacts for this manual.

 

 

 


Sent: 01.27.2014
Subject:  Details Concerning the Offer Cap Waiver Filing in Docket No. ER14-1145-000.

Dear Members,

On January 23, 2014, PJM submitted in Docket No. ER14-1145-000 a request for waiver of certain Operating Agreement and Tariff provisions as necessary to permit Market Sellers to include in their cost-based offers for Generation Capacity Resources the marginal costs of generation of their resource notwithstanding that those costs exceed the Operating Agreement’s $1,000/MWh offer-price cap. PJM asked the Commission to set a shortened, 7-day, comment period for the filing, to act on it by February 10, 2014, and to make the waiver effective prospectively from the date of FERC’s order on the waiver request.

Until PJM receives FERC approval for this request to permit Market Sellers to include in their cost-based offers for Generation Capacity Resources the marginal costs exceeding the Operating Agreement’s $1,000/MWh offer-price cap, Market Sellers must continue to submit their cost based offers at a cap of $1,000/MWh and follow the process to receive a “make-whole” payment for the difference between their submitted cost based offer of $1,000/MWh and their costs which includes all of their marginal generation costs in excess of their submitted cost based offer of $1,000/MWh. Specific details concerning the process for requesting “make-whole” payments on a different cost basis than what is submitted to PJM is described in Attachment C of PJM Manual 11.

For additional questions or concerns, please contact Adrien Ford.

 

 

 


Sent: 01.23.2014
Subject: The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 21 – Rules and Procedures for determination for Generating Capability
Revision 10

Effective Date: 10.01.2013

Added specific instructions for calculating capacity factors for wind resources when hourly output is constrained over summer peak hours.

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Sent: 01.13.2014
Subject: RPM 2014/2015 Third Incremental Auction Notice

The 2014/2015 Delivery Year (DY) Third Incremental Auction bidding window opens at 12:01 AM EPT on Monday, February 24, 2014  and closes at 5:00 PM EPT on Friday, February 28, 2014.   The 2014/2015 DY Third incremental Auction provides an opportunity for market participants to procure replacement capacity for the 2014/2015 DY.
 
If you desire to use a resource with a positive available MW value to cover a resource with a negative available MW value in the same portfolio, a replacement capacity transaction for the 2014/2015 DY must be submitted  by 11:59 PM EPT on Sunday 2/23/2014 or you will be expected to offer the resource with the positive available capacity into the 2014/2015 DY Third Incremental Auction.
 
If you have procured Locational UCAP for the 2014/2015 DY through a Locational UCAP transaction, you must use the available Locational UCAP in a replacement capacity transaction for the 2014/2015 DY  by 11:59 PM EPT on Sunday 2/23/2014.  If the Buyer of the Locational UCAP fails to enter into a replacement transaction prior to the opening of the 2014/2015 DY Third Incremental Auction, the Locational UCAP Transaction will be denied by PJM and the Seller of the Locational UCAP will be expected to offer any resulting available capacity into the 2014/2015 DY Third Incremental Auction.

In addition, please note the upcoming deadlines for Energy Efficiency Resources and Planned Demand Resources participation in the 2014/2015 Third Incremental Auction.  Providers of Energy Efficiency Resources must submit Initial/Updated Measurement and Verification (M&V) Plan by January 25, 2014.  The requirements for an Initial/Updated M&V Plan are available in Manual 18B: Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification.   Providers of all Planned Demand Resources (Direct Load Control, Firm Service Level, or Guaranteed Load Drop implementations) must provide DR Plan documentation by January 31, 2014. Information to be included in the DR Plan documentation is outlined (PDF). 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to RPM Incremental Auctions are available (PDF).
 
If your RPM Incremental Auction question is not addressed in the FAQ document, please contact the RPM Hotline for assistance.

 

 

 


Sent: 01.10.2014
Subject: PJM Manual Revised & Posted to PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website:

Manual 11 – Energy & Ancillary Services Market Operations
Revision 64

Effective Date: 01.06.2014

Conforming changes to Docket No14-277 tariff changes approved on 12.17.2013 by FERC and approved at 09.26.2013 by PJM Markets and Reliability Committee. The changes are in Section 10 and remove the requirement to include the LSE on PJM Emergency DR registrations. 

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Rebecca Carroll and Mike Ward are the contacts for this manual.

 

 

 


Sent: 01.03.2014
Subject: New SENECA Interface

PJM is providing notice that a new SENECA Interface has been created for the effective day of February 1, 2014. For additional information on the interface, please refer to the link below.

System Information

If you have any questions regarding the new SENECA interface please contact the Markets Hotline or 610-666-8998.

 

 

 


Sent: 01.03.2014
Subject: The Following PJM Manual has been Recently Revised and Posted on the PJM Website

The following PJM Manual has been recently revised and posted on the PJM website.

Manual 03A – Energy Management System (EMS) Model Updates and Quality Assurance (QA)
Revision 8

Effective Date: 01.02.2014 

 

 

 

  • Model Management Manager & Manual Owner changed to Ron Deloach
  • Updated Exhibit 4 to include EKPC in detailed, SE model
  • Revised sections 4.1 to note that a PJM will make a detailed, preliminary model difference report available to TOs with admonition to use with caution
  • Revised section 5.1.2 to include model validation and benchmark tests incorporated in response to FERC Audit Recommendation 13
  • Added another sub-section to Appendix A: Processing Ratings in Short Notice, Emergency Situations
  • Modified Appendix C: Bulk Electric System (BES) Definition Implementation at PJM to accommodate new NERC definition

 

 

 

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Ronald Deloach is the contact for this manual.