Below is a summary of the issues scheduled to be brought to a vote at the PJM Markets and Reliability and Members committees on 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
Consent Agenda (9:10-9:20)
Members will be asked to endorse the following manual revisions:
C. Manual 20: Resource Adequacy Analysis: Periodic cover-to-cover review includes minor grammatical corrections and updated language to reflect implementation of Capacity Performance. Removes references to demand resource factor and deletes sections 5 and 6, which relate to demand-response reliability target analysis procedures and limited-availability resource constraint procedures, respectively.
D. Manual 37: Reliability Coordination: Periodic cover-to-cover review that includes minor grammatical updates and annual changes to transmission owner designations. Adds PJM’s Reliability Plan to attachment A and updates appendix D to include AMP Transmission as a TO.
1. Deficiency Cure Periods (9:20-9:30)
PJM will ask stakeholders to endorse changes to Manual 14A: New Services Request Process and the Tariff that would give customers 10 days to fix minor errors in interconnection requests whether they submit their application on the first or last day of the new services request window. (See “Quick Fix for Queue Filing Errors Endorsed,” PJM PC/TEAC Briefs: Feb. 7, 2019.)
It would be effective with queue AF1, which opens April 1.
2. Fuel Security Problem Statement and Issue Charge (9:30-10:00)
PJM will seek endorsement of its plan to address potential fuel security threats, even though stakeholders called the proposed 12-month timeline for drafting Tariff changes too aggressive last month. (See “Stakeholders Urge Slower Timeline on Fuel Security,” PJM MRC/MC Briefs: Feb. 21, 2019.)
Stakeholders will be asked to endorse a problem statement and issue charge centered on ensuring grid reliability during times of extreme stress. It would create a senior task force reporting to the MRC with a schedule calling for a task force recommendation by September and a FERC filing in December.
PJM drafted the problem statement as part of a three-phased approach for ensuring the resilience of its generation portfolio. Staff completed the Phase 1 analysis in December, saying that while no imminent risk currently exists, the RTO should explore proactive, market-based mechanisms for retaining or procuring fuel-secure resources. (See PJM Begins Campaign for Fuel Security Payments.)
The D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel has drafted an alternative problem statement and issue charge that would have stakeholders evaluate “energy” security rather than PJM’s focus on “fuel” security and would provide education on the roles of DR, renewable resources and energy storage in ensuring energy security. It also would require the RTO to provide a probability level of risk for all options and mandate a “rigorous cost-benefit analysis” for any rule changes.
1. Meeting Locations (1:25-1:55)
Members will vote on a proposal to move future MRC and MC meetings to PJM’s Conference and Training Center in Valley Forge, Pa.
Katie Guerry of Enel X proposed the location changes during the Feb. 21 MC meeting, saying the center provides stakeholders cost efficiencies, as they have access to PJM staff and resources while they are there. (See “Stakeholders to Consider Retiring Wilmington as Meeting Site,” PJM MRC/MC Briefs: Feb. 21, 2019.)
– Christen Smith