Effective Documents

The most recently updated, effective Open Access Transmission Tariff, Operating Agreement and Reliability Assurance Agreement ("governing agreement") language is posted on the Governing Documents page.

View the governing documents on file at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Amendments Accepted by FERC

Currently Effective

The following governing agreement amendment filings were submitted to, and accepted by, FERC, and are currently effective but are not yet reflected in the version of the governing agreement posted on PJM’s website. The amendments can be found in the filing submitted to FERC and will be added to the conformed governing agreement after PJM submits a clean-up filing, which is accepted by FERC, to incorporate the amendments.

12.15.2017 | at FERC | by PJM
On December 15, 2017, in Docket No. ER17-1138-002, PJM submitted a compliance filing pursuant to the Commission’s November 17, 2017 order regarding PJM’s revisions to its Tariff and RAA to: (1) establish pseudo-tie requirements for new external resources that wish to participate in PJM’s forward capacity auctions; and (2) a transition period with deliverability requirements to allow for existing pseudo-tie resources that had previously cleared a forward capacity auction to comply with the new requirements.
Effective: May 9, 2017



10.5.2017 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 5, 2017, in Docket Nos. ER17-1420-000 and -001, the Commission issued an order accepting, subject to the outcome of pending rehearing requests in the Artificial Island (AI) Complaint (Docket No. EL15-95 and the original filing of PJM's allocations for the AI Project (Docket No. ER15-2563)), the revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A for cost responsibility assignments for AI Project resulting from the Board's approval of the change in scope to the AI Project.
Effective: October 10, 2017

Not Yet Effective

The following governing agreement amendment filings were submitted to, and approved by, FERC, but are not yet effective and are not reflected in the version of the conformed governing agreement posted on PJM’s website.  The pending language can be found in the filing submitted to FERC and will be added to the conformed tariff once it becomes effective.

6.29.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On June 29, 2018, in Docket Nos. ER18-1902-000 and ER18-1903-000, PJM, Rochelle Municipal Utilities, and NextEra Energy Transmission MidAtlantic, LLC (NextEra) submitted proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and CTOA to reflect the acquisition of the Rochelle’s transmission facilities currently under PJM’s functional control to NextEra. PJM and NextEra requested an effective date of 12/31/9998 as the effective date is undetermined at this time and will coincide with the closing of the acquisition.
FERC Order ER18-1903 PDF

Amendments Pending at FERC

The following governing agreement amendment filings were submitted to FERC and are not yet approved by FERC and are version of the conformed governing agreement posted on PJM’s website. The pending language can be found in the filing submitted to FERC and will be added to the conformed tariff once it has been approved and becomes effective.

10.31.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 31, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-254-000 and ER20-256-000, PJM and Wabash Valley Power Association, Inc. (Wabash Valley) jointly submitted for filing proposed revisions to PJM Tariff, Attachment L and CTOA, Attachment A to reflect the addition of Wabash Valley as a new Transmission Owner.
Effective: .PJM and Wabash Valley requested the proposed revisions be effective as of December 31, 2019.



10.31.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 31, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-250-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 12, and the RAA, Schedule 17, to (i) add the new members, (ii) remove withdrawn members, (iii) reflect the signatories to the RAA, and (iv) reflect members’ whose corporate names changed during the third quarter of 2019.
Effective: PJM requested September 30, 2019.



10.31.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 31, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-262-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A to incorporate cost responsibility assignments for 21 baseline upgrades included in the recent update to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan approved by the PJM Board of Managers on October 1, 2019.
Effective: PJM requests the revisions become effective on January 29, 2020, which is 90 days after the date of this filing to allow a 30 day comment period



10.30.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 30, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-224-000 and ER20-225-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff, Attachment L and PJM CTOA, Attachment A to reflect a correction of a previous name change of CED Rock Springs, LLC to Essential Power Rock Springs, LLC that was inadvertently omitted from the PJM Tariff, Attachment L and PJM CTOA, Attachment A.
Effective: PJM requested November 27, 2019



10.29.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 29, 2019, in Docket No. ER15-1344-007, PJM submitted in compliance with the Commission’s August 30, 2019 order on remand revisions to PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A cost allocations for 44 enhancements and expansions included in the regional transmission expansion plan solely addressing individual Transmission Owner Form No. 715 planning criteria and allocated 100 percent to the zone of the Transmission Owner who filed the Form No. 715 criteria for the period May 25, 2015 through August 30, 2019. The revised cost allocations are the result of other Schedule 12 reliability allocation methodologies for Regional Facilities and Lower Voltage Facilities using solution-based DFAX analysis.
Effective: PJM requested the revisions be effective consistent with the August 30 Order on Remand



10.7.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 7, 2019, in Docket Nos. EL19-61-000 and ER20-45-000, PJM submitted in compliance with the Commission’s August 30, 2019 order instituting Federal Power Act, section 206 proceeding (Order to Show Cause) revisions to the PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, sections 1.5.8(c) and (o). In addition, PJM sought additional guidance on the treatment of transmission owners’ asset management criteria within the PJM Form No. 715 planning process as a result of both the Order to Show Cause and the Commission’s Order on Remand issued August 30, 2019 in Docket Nos. ER15-1387-004 and ER15-1344-005.
Effective: PJM requested January 1, 2020



10.3.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 3, 2019, in Docket No. ER20-34-000, PJM and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) submitted concurrently (under separate cover and dockets) parallel revisions to the MISO-PJM JOA, sections 9.3 and 9.4 to propose to further clarify the Coordinated System Plan process, as well as to clean up inconsistencies overlooked in prior compliance filings.
Effective: PJM and MISO request an effective date for the proposed revisions by December 3, 2019



9.30.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On September 30, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-2915-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed stakeholder revisions to the Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, section 1.5 regarding proposers’ ability to voluntarily submit cost commitment proposals during Regional Transmission Expansion Plan project proposal windows, and PJM’s consideration of such cost commitment proposals.
Effective: PJM requested that the Commission issue an order accepting the stakeholder proposal by no later than November 29, 2019, with an effective date of January 1, 2020



8.29.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 29, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-2708-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A to incorporate cost responsibility assignments for 51 baseline upgrades included in the recent update to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan approved by the PJM Board of Managers on July 30, 2019. PJM requests the revisions become effective on November 27, 2019, which is 90 days after the date of this filing to allow a 30 day comment period.
Effective: PJM requested November 27, 2019



5.1.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On May 1, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-469-001, pursuant to the April 1, 2019 Request for Additional Information of Commission Staff, PJM submitted responses to the questions presented. Additionally, in accordance with footnote 3 of the Request for Additional Information, PJM also submitted several revised tariff records to provide additional clarity in response to Staff’s questions. This filing pertains to PJM’s December 3, 2018 compliance filing submitted pursuant to the Commission’s directive in Order No. 841 (ESR Markets and Operations Proposal) containing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and the PJM Operating Agreement to establish a participation model that facilitates the participation of Energy Storage Resources (ESRs) in the PJM Capacity, Energy and Ancillary Services markets. PJM is requesting a December 3, 2019 effective date.
Effective: PJM requested December 3, 2019



4.29.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 29, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-1486-000, PJM submitted amendments to PJM Tariff, Part I and PJM Tariff, Attachment K-Appendix for Enhanced Price Formation in Reserve Markets to (1) consolidate Tier 1 and Tier 2 Synchronized Reserves into one Synchronized Reserve product; (2) modify its Operating Reserve Demand Curves (ORDCs) by increasing the Reserve Penalty Factors used in the ORDCs and modify the shape to add a downward sloping tail; and (3) align its day-ahead and real-time reserve markets to ensure adequate forward procurement of reserves and related market efficiencies. PJM requests an order by December 15, 2019 and an effective date of June 1, 2020.
Effective: PJM requested June 1, 2020



4.29.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 29, 2019, in Docket No. EL19-58-000, PJM submitted amendments to PJM Operating Agreement, Part 1 and PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 1 for Enhanced Price Formation in Reserve Markets to (1) consolidate Tier 1 and Tier 2 Synchronized Reserves into one Synchronized Reserve product; (2) modify its Operating Reserve Demand Curves (ORDCs) by increasing the Reserve Penalty Factors used in the ORDCs and modify the shape to add a downward sloping tail; and (3) align its day-ahead and real-time reserve markets to ensure adequate forward procurement of reserves and related market efficiencies.
Effective: PJM requested June 1, 2020



2.6.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 6, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-815-000, PJM submitted for filing revisions to the PJM Tariff, Attachment Q to correct an inadvertent credit requirement imposed on certain resources providing regulation service to PJM.
Effective: PJM requested April 9, 2018



1.5.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On January 5, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-614-000, PJM submitted for filing revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedule 12-Appendix A to incorporate cost responsibility assignments for new baseline upgrades included in the recent update to the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan approved by the PJM Board of Managers on December 6, 2017, including its first interregional transmission projects (Targeted Market Efficiency Projects) between PJM and Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. under the MISO-PJM Joint Operating Agreement. PJM requests the revisions become effective on April 5, 2018, which is 90 days after the date of this filing to allow a 30 day comment period.



10.25.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 25, 2017, in Docket No. ER18-87-001, PJM submitted an errata filing to correct proposed revisions in PJM Tariff, Attachment K-Appendix, section 3.2.2(h), 3.2.2(l) and 3.2.2A.1(b)(i) and the parallel sections of Operating Agreement, Schedule 1. These revisions were inadvertently omitted from PJM's October 17, 2017 filing regarding improvements to the performance of the PJM Regulation market.
Effective: PJM is requesting April 1, 2018.

Pending Compliance Filings

The following compliance filings are still pending FERC approval. Pending language is shown in italics in the conformed governing agreement posted on PJM’s website.

9.16.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On September 16, 2019, in Docket No. ER16-372-008, PJM submitted a further compliance filing in accordance with the Commission’s August 30, 2019 order, to modify Operating Agreement, Schedule 2 to remove section 6.1(d) in its entirety.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of August 30, 2019.



9.13.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On September 13, 2019, in Docket No. EL19-8-003, PJM submitted a further compliance filing in accordance with the Commission’s August 29, 2019 order to modify Operating Agreement, Schedule 2, section 1.1 to add “Fuel Cost” to the list of permissible components of cost-based offers listed in that section. In addition, consistent with the Commission’s August 29 Order, PJM is including appropriate subsections in Operating Agreement, Schedule 2, section 1.1.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of April 15, 2019.



8.30.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 30, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-2722-000, PJM submitted its filing in compliance with the April 18, 2019 Order concerning fast-start pricing in the PJM region. PJM indicated that it would await a Commission acceptance of the proposed rules before implementation. Upon Commission acceptance PJM will diligently implement this filing, including any Commission changes, and will submit an informational report providing notice to the Commission and stakeholders of the intended implementation date..



5.22.2019 | at FERC | by PJM
On May 22, 2019, in Docket No. ER19-1958-000, PJM submitted revisions to the PJM Tariff and Reliability Assurance Agreement in compliance with the Commission’s Order No. 845 and Order No. 845-A adopting amendments to its generator interconnection procedures and pro forma service agreements. PJM requested an effective date to coincide with the beginning of the next interconnection after issuance of the Commission’s order accepting PJM’s proposed revisions, but no earlier than the queue commencing April 1, 2020.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of 12/31/9888 to allow the proposed revisions to coincide with the beginning of the next New Services Queue.



12.3.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On December 3, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-469-000, PJM submitted a compliance filing pursuant to the Commission's directives in Order No. 841. The filing (ESR Markets and Operations Proposal) contains proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and the PJM Operating Agreement to establish a participation model that facilitates the participation of Energy Storage Resources (ESRs) in the PJM Capacity, Energy and Ancillary Services markets and is accompanied by the additional revisions in the ESR Accounting Proposal (Docket No. ER19-462-000).
Effective: PJM is requesting an order be issued by May 30, 2019 and an effective date of December 3, 2019.


7.30.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On July 30, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-2102-000 and -001, PJM submitted in compliance with the Commission’s May 31, 2018 Order on Contested Settlement approving the Settling Parties Settlement Agreement and Offer of Settlement (Settlement), which resolved outstanding cost allocation issues relative to Regional Facilities approved by the PJM Board of Managers prior to February 1, 2013, amendments to the PJM Tariff (“Tariff”) to add pro forma tariff records to include a new Schedule 12-C, including Appendices A through C, as well to revise cost responsibility assignments for Covered Transmission Enhancements detailed in Schedule 12-C Appendix A consistent with the terms of the Settlement.
Effective: PJM is requesting January 1, 2016, consistent with the May 31 Order.



1.19.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On January 19, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-680-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff, Schedules 12 – Appendix and Appendix A as a follow-up to the requirements set forth in the Commission’s December 15, 2017 orders, eliminating Linden VFT, LLC (“Linden”) and Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC (“HTP”) cost responsibility assignments for RTEP projects.
Effective: PJM requests the revisions become effective January 1, 2018 to coincide with the date on which Linden and HTP no longer hold Firm Transmission Withdrawal Rights for their merchant transmission facilities.
HTP Order PDF



6.2.2017 | at FERC | by PJM
On June 2, 2017, in Docket Nos. EL14-37-001 and ER17-1433-001, PJM submitted an amendment to its April 18, 2017 compliance filing concerning PJM’s Firm Transmission Right forfeiture rule to addressing certain issues raised and adding further definition around “appreciable impact” in the Operating Agreement and Tariff.
Effective: PJM is requesting an effective date of January 19, 2017.



4.18.2017 | at FERC | by PJM
On April 18, 2017, in Docket No. ER17-1433-000, PJM submitted, pursuant to the Commission’s January 19, 2017 order in Docket No. EL14-37-001, its compliance filing containing modifications to the Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) forfeiture rule contained in PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 1, section 5.2 and the PJM Tariff, Attachment K-Appendix, section 5.2.
Effective: PJM is requesting an effective date of January 19, 2017.