Below is a summary of the issues scheduled to be brought to a vote at the Markets and Reliability and Members committees Thursday. Each item is listed by agenda number, description and projected time of discussion, followed by a summary of the issue and links to prior coverage in RTO Insider.
RTO Insider will be in Wilmington, Del., covering the discussions and votes. See next Tuesday’s newsletter for a full report.
Markets and Reliability Committee
2. PJM Manuals (9:10-9:30)
Members will be asked to endorse the following manual changes:
A. Manual 14B & 14C: PJM Region Transmission Planning Process and Generation & Transmission Interconnection Facility Construction. Changes are related to the new equipment energization process.
B. Manual 3A: Energy Management System (EMS) Model Updates and Quality Assurance (QA). Adds a new appendix defining a process checklist for energizing new equipment.
C. Manual 14B: PJM Region Transmission Planning Process. Makes revisions related to winter temperature ratings.
D. Manual 15: Cost Development Guidelines. Developed as part of the periodic review process.
3. Transmission Replacement Process Senior Task Force (TRPSTF) (9:30-9:50)
The task force’s role will be discussed along with seeking approval to suspend several task-force activities in light of a recent FERC order. (See FERC Orders PJM TOs to Change Rules on Supplemental Projects.)
4. Governing Documents Enhancement & Clarification Subcommittee (GDECS) (9:50-10:00)
Proposed clarifications to “Member/Vendor Open and Competitive Bidding” will allow flexibility for noncompetitive items, such as office supplies. Revisions to governing document update formatting in the definition sections.
5. Release of Capacity in Delivery Year 2017/18 3rd Incremental Auction (10:00-10:20)
Members will be asked to approve PJM’s proposal to use a straight-line offer curve for selling back excess capacity in February’s third intermediate auction for the 2017/18 delivery year, as recommended by the Market Implementation Committee on Sept. 14. (See “PJM’s Straight-Line Offer Curve Recommended for Capacity Sellback,” PJM Market Implementation Committee Briefs.)
6. Metering Task Force (MTF) (10:20-10:30)
Members will be asked to approve revisions to Manual 1 to close gaps in understanding between staff and members on metering rules. (See “Metering Standards Ready for Stakeholder Vote,” PJM Markets and Reliability Committee Briefs.)
7. Planning Committee Charter (10:30-10:35)
Members will be asked to approve proposed administrative updates to the Planning Committee Charter.
8. PJM Capacity Problem Statement / Issue Charge (10:35-11:35)
Ed Tatum, on behalf of a coalition of cooperatives and municipal utilities, will present a problem statement and issue charge calling for a holistic review of PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model. (See Proposal to Revisit PJM Capacity Model Receives Tepid Response.)
1. Stated Rate (2:10-2:40)
Members will be asked to endorse proposed Tariff revisions to the administrative fee developed in conjunction with the Finance Committee. (See “PJM Eyes Fee Hike,” PJM Markets and Reliability and Members Committees Briefs.)
2. Governing Documents Enhancement & Clarification Subcommittee (GDECS) (2:40-2:55)
Members will be asked to approve Operating Agreement revisions to clarify the “Member/Vendor Open and Competitive Bidding” section to allow flexibility for noncompetitive items, such as office supplies.
3. Cost Development Guidelines Periodic Review (2:55-3:15)
Members will be asked to endorse revisions to Manual 15 that were developed as part of the periodic review process.
4. First Energy Transmission Reorganization (3:15-3:45)
FirstEnergy will seek approval of proposed Operating Agreement revisions regarding the planned reorganization of its transmission assets. (See NJ Opposition Derails FirstEnergy’s Tx Reorganization — but not Projects.)