Regional Transmission Expansion Plan (RTEP)
The 25 projects in PJM's Regional Transmission Expansion Plan include a $796 million immediate-need project to address Brandon Shores' looming deactivation.
PJM has presented a package of transmission projects to address growing data center load and several generation retirements. The proposal, which requires Board of Managers approval, would fulfill the 2023 RTEP Window 3.
PJM presented three shortlisted scenarios being considered in its 2022 RTEP Window 3 to address growing data center load in Virginia and deactivation of the Brandon Shores generator outside Baltimore.
PJM's Planning Committee discussed the recommended load model to be used in the 2023 Reserve Requirement Study (RSS), while the TEAC gave an update on the ongoing third window of its 2022 RTEP and the opening of the 2023 RTEP later this month.
The PJM Planning Committee approved documents to explore possible improvements to transferring capacity interconnection rights.
PJM said “Data Center Alley” in Northern Virginia needs more transmission to support a 4-GW increase in load, despite $230 million in pending projects.
PJM's stakeholders discussed reserve requirements, a new committee on interconnection processes, DOE's Transmission Facilitation Program and OSW transmission.
PJM saw interconnection requests for solar more than triple since 2019, comprising more than half the interconnection queue, according to the 2021 RTEP report.
PJM and other RTOs are seeing a “very dynamic” transmission system as older generation retires and a whole new class of generation comes online.
More than two-thirds of interconnection requests in PJM’s Regional Transmission Expansion Plan process in 2020 came from solar and wind, the RTO reported.
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