Pre-Qualification for Designated Entity Status

Why Apply for Designated Entity Status

  • 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.
  • Apply for the designated entity status by submitting a pre-qualification package during the annual pre-qualification window, September 1 - September 30.
  • Review our Evaluation Criteria PDF both the pre-qualification packages and company evaluations.
  • Transmission owners and developers will need to request the Submitter access role PDF within the Competitive Planner tool to submit and manage their pre-qualification package.
  • Multiple users from the same company can request access to the Competitive Planner tool, but only one user is permitted to select the SUMA role PDF within the same company.
  • Approved pre-qualification packages will be posted on this page. A company may provide a redacted version for posting.
  • PJM retains the right to request any additional information deemed necessary. If PJM makes such a request, the submitting company will have 30 days to provide the additional information.
  • Once a company is pre-qualified, they must submit any changes in their package to PJM.
  • In order to continue to pre-qualify as a Designated Entity, each entity, at a minimum of no later than three years since its last submission, must confirm to PJM that its pre-qualification information is current.
  • Beginning September 2022, pre-qualification requests can be submitted through the Competitive Planner tool. Transmission owners and developers will need to request access to the Competitive Planner tool to submit a pre-qualification package for PJM review and apply for the pre-qualification status.
  • Annual pre-qualification window is September 1 - September 30.
  • Pre-qualification requests will still be accepted via email to Proposal Window Prequalification for a transition period.

What to Include in Pre-Qualification Package

The Operating Agreement WEB | PDF in Section 1.5.8(a) states that the following information must be provided in all pre-qualification packages:

  1. Name and address of the entity including a point of contact
  2. Technical and engineering qualifications of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company
  3. Demonstrated experience of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company to develop, construct, maintain, and operate transmission facilities. Including a list or other evidence of transmission facilities previously developed regarding construction, maintenance, or operation of transmission facilities both inside and outside of the PJM region
  4. Previous record of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company to adhere to standardized construction, maintenance and operating practices
  5. Capability of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company to adhere to standardized construction, maintenance and operating practices
  6. Financial statements of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company. Please provide the most recent fiscal quarter, as well as the most recent three fiscal years, or the period of existence of the entity, if shorter, or such other evidence demonstrating an entity’s current and expected financial capability acceptable to the Office of the Interconnection
  7. Commitment by the entity to execute the Consolidated Transmission Owners Agreement, if the entity becomes a Designated Entity
  8. Evidence demonstrating the ability of the entity to address and timely remedy failure of facilities
  9. Description of the experience of the entity in acquiring rights of way
Pre-Qualified Designated Entities
Below is the list of pre-qualified designated entities and their pre-qualification identification numbers.

13-02 Dayton Power & Light Company Filings: 2013 | 2018 | 2022 PDF

13-03 Virginia Electric & Power Company Filings: 2014 | 2020 | 2021 PDF

13-04 Exelon Corporation Filings: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 PDF

13-05 American Electric Power Company Filings: 2013 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2020 PDF

13-06 LS Power Group Filings: 2013 | 2018 | 2021 | 2021 PDF

13-07 Public Service Electric & Gas Company Filings: 2013 | 2019 PDF

13-09 East Kentucky Power Cooperative Filings: 2013 | 2018 | 2021 PDF

13-10 FirstEnergy Corporation Filings: 2013 | 2020 PDF

13-12 PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Filings: 2016 | 2019 PDF

13-13 Duke Energy Filings: 2013 | 2018 | 2021 PDF

13-14 Northern Indiana Public Service Company Filings: 2013 | 2015 | 2018 | 2021 PDF

13-16 Duke-American Transmission Company, LLC Filings: 2013 | 2019 PDF

13-17 Duquesne Light Company Filings: 2013 | 2017 | 2018 | 2020 | 2021 PDF

13-18 NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC Filings: 2018 | 2019 | 2021 PDF

14-01 Ameren Filings: 2014 | 2016 | 2019 PDF

14-02 ITC Filings: 2014 | 2020 PDF

14-03 ODEC Filings: 2014 | 2019 PDF

17-01 Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Filings: 2017 PDF

18-01 Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) Filings: 2018 | 2021 PDF

18-02 Anbaric Filings: 2018 | 2021 PDF

18-03 Avangrid Networks, Inc. Filings: 2018 PDF

20-01 Southern Power Company Filings: 2020 PDF

21-01 AMP Transmission Filings: 2021 PDF

21-02 Public Service Enterprise Group Filings: 2021 | Updated Filing PDF

21-03 Mid-Atlantic Offshore Developmen Filingst: 2021 PDF

21-04 Atlantic Power Transmission Filings: 2021 PDF

21-05 Orsted N.A. Transmission Holding Filings: 2021 PDF

21-08 Con Edison Transmission Inc. Filings: 2021 PDF