PJM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Committees & Groups

Pandemic Coordination

This page provides public documents and meeting information for stakeholders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It includes public information for state officials and regulators, as well as the Operations Pandemic Coordination Team (OPCT), and hosts materials discussed on the weekly coronavirus update calls.

Current Status

  • As of June 23, PJM has ended its sequestration of operators. PJM continues to operate out of three control rooms.
  • PJM continues the implementation of the three-stage (red, yellow, green) approach to mirror Pennsylvania’s phased approach. At any time, changing virus conditions may result in a return to actions and precautions implemented during prior phases.
  • Once PJM reaches green-phase conditions, and pending continuing review and risk assessment, PJM will return between 5–15 percent of its workforce to campus after Sept. 7 and continue with a phased-in return of 5–15 percent of the workforce monthly. Remote stakeholder meetings will continue at least to that time.
  • Notable changes to PJM’s campuses include temperature kiosks, designated entry and exit doors, Plexiglas barriers in public areas and masks worn at work sites.

Additional updates can be found on the Info-Connection page.

Operations Pandemic Coordination Team

The System Operations Subcommittee created this coordination team that meets periodically. Meeting materials and registration are accessible in the Operations Pandemic Coordination Team workplace. OPCT calls have been temporarily suspended as states reopen. Updates will be provided at Operating Committee and System Operations Subcommittee meetings as needed. OPCT meetings will also be held as needed in the future.

Points of Contact: Becky CarrollPaul Dajewski

State Pandemic Updates

PJM briefs states periodically on the latest pandemic information during closed teleconferences. Public materials associated with these updates will be posted below.

Point of Contact: Tim Burdis

Coronavirus Weekly Call

The public Coronavirus Weekly Calls are temporarily on hold as states reopen. Updates will be provided at Operating Committee meetings as needed.

Meeting materials can be found on the Members Committee page.

Point of Contact: Darlene Phillips

Load Impacts

  • Since March 24, PJM has seen weekday peaks coming in about 10 percent – or about 9,000 MW – less than would be expected, with changes in weather accounted for.
  • Total daily energy use is down to a lesser extent, about 7.9 percent on average since March 24.
  • Weekdays continue to be impacted more than weekends for both peaks and energy.
 
Date
5-Year Average (2015-2019) Historical Load Values by Hour XLS   4.8.2020
5-Year Historical Load Comparison PDF  6.1.2020
Estimated Impact of COVID-19 on Daily Peak & Energy PDF   7.2.2020
Near-Term Load Analysis XLS  6.29.2020
PJM Load Impact & Analysis PDF   3.26.2020
Planning Committee Load Impact Update PDF 5.7.2020
Recent Load Impacts PDF 4.14.2020

Additional Resources

Date
Best Practices for Control Centers to Limit the Spread of the Coronavirus: Current | Redline PDF   4.22.2020
Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council WEB   
Generator Availability Analysis PDF
5.11.2020
Generic Employee Screening Questions DOC    4.9.2020
Health & Human Services & Department of Energy Process Allocation of Testing & PPE PDF 
4.16.2020
Operating Committee Covid-19 Update PDF
5.20.2020
PJM Coronavirus Waiver Approach PDF
5.21.2020
Return to Campus Plan PDF   5.20.2020
Special Report Pandemic Preparedness & Operational Assessment - Spring 2020 PDF
4.23.2020
Third Control Center Development PDF
4.14.2020