Competitive Planning Process

The PJM competitive planning process implements FERC Order 1000. The process affords non-incumbent transmission developers an opportunity to participate in the regional planning and expansion of the PJM bulk electric system. By publishing a set of criteria violations and soliciting solutions from competing transmission developers, PJM and FERC hope to encourage innovative, cost-effective and timely solutions to the challenges of building and maintaining a highly reliable electric system.

PJM will announce in the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee (TEAC) its intention to solicit competitive solutions to identified planning needs. The “windows” for submitting such solutions fit into three categories and follow the 18-month and 24-month planning cycles as described in Manual 14F.

Pre-Qualified Entities

While not a requirement to propose competitive projects, an entity must obtain Designated Entity status in order to construct, own, operate, maintain and finance competitive planning projects. If your company hasn't been pre-qualified, request access to the Competitive Planner tool in order to apply for pre-qualification status.

 

Planning Cycles

Window Type What's Included Duration (days) Required In-Service Date (years)
Long Term Reliability criteria violations, economic constraints, system conditions and public policy requirements 120 > 5
Short Term Reliability criteria violations 60 3-5
Immediate-Need Reliability Reliability criteria violations Shortened < 3

Beginning in July 2020, all RTEP competitive proposals will be submitted through a new web-based Competitive Planner tool. Only transmission owners and developers who have received authorization to receive Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) associated with the current window will be able to participate in the PJM competitive planning process.

In order to utilize the Competitive Planner tool to submit transmission proposals through PJM’s competitive transmission development process windows, transmission owners and developers must register for an account in Account Manager. A company account manager must also be established to provide Competitive Planner access to the individual who will provide all information required to participate in the proposal process.

Establish a company account and designate company account managers

Based on the information submitted, PJM will establish a company account for you and assist with the setup of your CAMs. Additionally, PJM will provide the CAM with a shortname (an abbreviated name of the company account), which is required to be input in Competitive Planner.



Next Window
  • 2022 RTEP Window 1
  •  open 7.1.2022
     closed 8.30.2022
 
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  • 2022 Multi-Driver Window 1
  •  open 6.7.2022
     closed 8.8.2022
 
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Market Efficiency Economic Models WEB - requires additional access and active license with Hitachi Energy for PROMOD and nodal simulation data – requires additional access and active license with Hitachi Energy for PROMOD and nodal simulation data
  • Preliminary Files for the 2027 RTEP
 
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  • 2021 RTEP Window 3
  •  open 11.3.2021
     closed 12.8.2021
 
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  • 2021 RTEP Window 2
  •  open 11.3.2021
     closed 1.12.2022
 
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  • 2021 Window 1
  •  open 7.2.2021
     closed 8.31.2021
 
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  • 2021 SAA Proposal Window to Support NJ OSW
  •  open 4.15.2021
     closed 9.17.2021
 
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  • 2020/21 Long-Term Window 1
  •  open 1.11.2021
     closed 5.11.2021
 
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Market Efficiency Economic Models  This is Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) material that requires an access approval. – requires additional access and active license with HITACH ABB Power Grids and nodal simulation data
Informational Only - PROMOD Congestion Report - Retooled Base Case XLS

  • 2020 Window 4
  •  open 3.3.2021
     closed 4.2.2021


Instructions & Style Guide
Competitive Planner Demonstration
Competitive Planner - User Guide PDF
Competitive Planner Tool Proposal Examples: Full | Redacted PDF
Closed Windows
 

2020 Window 1

Open: 7.1.2020 | Close: 8.31.2020

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2020 Window 2

Open: 7.1.2020 | Close: 7.31.2020

Without Analytical Files V3 PDF

PJM RTEP Project b3247: Rebuild Goose Creek - Doubs 500 kV Line #514 Designated Entity Agreement PDF

 


2020 Window 3

Open: 9.18.2020 | Close: 10.19.2020

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2019 Window 1

Open: 7.3.2019 | Close: 9.6.2019

Problem Statement: (Includes results)
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2018 Window 1

Open: 7.2.2018 | Close: 8.31.2018

Problem Statement
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2016/17 Window 1, Addendum A

Open: 9.14.2017 | Closed: 9.28.2017

Problem Statement

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Market Efficiency Economic Models - This is Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) material that requires an access approval. - requires additional access and active license with Ventyx for PROMOD and nodal simulation data


TEAC White Papers
2017: December | October PDF


Window 1

Open: 7.11.2017 | Close: 8.25.2017

Problem Statement

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TEAC White Papers
2017: December | October PDF


2016/17 Window

Problem Statement
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Market Efficiency Economic Models - This is Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) material that requires an access approval. - requires additional access and active license with Ventyx for PROMOD and nodal simulation data

TEAC White Papers
February 2018 PDF
October 2017 PDF

TEAC White Papers
July 2017 PDF
February 2017 PDF
2016: December | August PDF


Window 3, Addendum

Problem Statement

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List of Proposals XLS




Window 1

Problem Statement
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TEAC White Papers
December 2015 PDF

Window 2

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Window 1

Problem Statement
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TEAC White Papers
November 2014 PDF

Window 2, Addendum 2

Problem Statement
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2014/15 Window

Problem Statement
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Market Efficiency Economic Models - This is Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) material that requires an access approval. - requires additional access and active license with Ventyx for PROMOD and nodal simulation data
Redacted Public Proposals & Cost White Paper
B2743 & B2752 AP-South Congestion Improvement Project Designated Entity Agreement PDF

TEAC White Papers
2016: April | February PDF


Window 2, Addendum

Problem Statement
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