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.
2.23.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 23, 2018, in Docket Nos. ER17-367-000, 001 and 002, the Commission issued an order on tariff filing accepting PJM’s November 17, 2016 filing revising the PJM Tariff and RAA.  The revisions enhance the ability of certain resource types to participate in PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) capacity market.  The proposed tariff revisions address three areas of PJM’s capacity market rules:  resource aggregation for purposes of submitting combined capacity market sell offers; granting of winter-period Capacity Interconnection Rights; and Demand Resource measurement and verification.
Effective: revisions to aggregation rules and Winter capacity interconnection rights - January 19, 2017; revisions to demand resource measurement and verification - June 1, 2017
FERC Order ER17 367-000 PDF

2.16.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 16, 2018, in Docket No. ER16-2401-001, PJM submitted a compliance filing in accordance with the Commission’s January 18, 2018 order accepting the revisions to PJM Tariff and PJM Operating Agreement that provide when a transmission need is driven solely to address Form 715 planning criteria, the incumbent transmission will be the designated entity to construct the project and such needs are not subject to the competitive proposal window process; however, projects needed to address both a Form 715 planning criteria issue as well as a posted violation or system condition, must be subject to a competitive proposal window and may be designated to the project proposer.
Effective: January 18, 2018
FERC Order ER16-2401-000 PDF

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.
7.12.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On July 12, 2018, in Docket Nos. ER18-459-002 and ER18-460-002, PJM and Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) submitted a compliance filing pursuant to the Commission’s July 2, 2018 order granting PJM’s motion to delay effective date and request for waiver. The filing provides the Commission with an effective date of December 1, 2018 for the revisions pertaining to the integration of OVEC into the PJM region accepted by the Commission in its February 13, 2018 order.
FERC Order ER18-460-002 PDF

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

4.17.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On April 17, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-459-001 Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) and PJM submitted for filing a notification to the Commission that the effective date for the PJM Tariff records accepted to implement the integration of OVEC into the PJM region has been further delayed to ensure a smooth transition of OVEC’s operations into PJM
FERC Order ER 18-460-001 PDF

2.13.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 13, 2018, in Docket Nos. ER18-459-000 and ER18-460-000, the Commission issued an order accepting the joint filing of PJM and Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) submitting revisions to the PJM Tariff, PJM Operating Agreement, RAA and TOA to reflect OVEC’s formal integration into PJM as a Transmission Owner.
Effective: March 1, 2018
FERC Order ER 18-475-000 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.

10.23.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 23, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-160-000, PJM submitted for filing revisions to PJM Tariff, Schedule 1A to incorporate previously accepted revisions that would not be historically reflected, due to the overlapping timing of filings, absent this filing.
Effective: PJM requested the revisions be effective January 1, 2018 consistent with the date accepted by the Commission in Docket No. ER17-1916-001.

10.25.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 25, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-187-000, 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 2018.
Effective: PJM requested the revisions be effective as of September 30, 2018.

10.12.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 12, 2018, in Docket Nos. ER19-99-000 and ER19-100-000, PJM and AMP Transmission, LLC (AMPT) jointly submitted for filing proposed revisions to PJM Tariff, Attachment L and PJM CTOA, Attachment A to reflect the addition of AMPT as a new Transmission Owner.
Effective: PJM and AMPT requested the proposed revisions be effective as of December 14, 2018.

10.12.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 12, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-105-000, PJM filed revisions to the PJM Tariff as a result of its quadrennial review of the Variable Resource Requirement Curve (VRR Curve) and the Cost of New Entry and Energy and Ancillary Services offset inputs to the VRR Curve used in PJM’s capacity market.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of December 12, 2018.

Docket No. ER19-99-000 & ER19-100-000 (PDF)
10.12.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 12, 2018, in Docket Nos. ER19-99-000 and ER19-100-000, PJM and AMP Transmission, LLC (AMPT) jointly submitted for filing proposed revisions to PJM Tariff, Attachment L and PJM CTOA, Attachment A to reflect the addition of AMPT as a new Transmission Owner.
Effective: PJM and AMPT requested the proposed revisions be effective as of December 14, 2018.

10.10.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 10, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-80-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, section 1.5.7 to cap the benefit/cost ratio calculation at 15 years beyond the year in which the project is included in the regional transmission expansion plan.
Effective: PJM requested the revisions become effective as of December 10, 2018.

10.1.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 1, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-25-000, PJM submitted revisions to the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement to conditionally extend the time-limited revisions to PJM Tariff, Attachment K-Appendix, section 7.3.9(g) and the mirror provision of the Operating Agreement, Schedule 1, section 7.3.9(g) which PJM filed in Docket No. ER18-2289 should the Commission not accept PJM’s FTR Default Disposition filing in Docket No. ER19-19-000. If the Commission accepts PJM’s FTR Default Disposition Filing, then this filing will no longer be necessary.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of December 1, 2018, if necessary.

10.1.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 1, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-24-000, PJM submitted revisions to the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement concerning when a Member defaults on Financial Transmission Right (FTR) positions it obtained through a bilateral transaction and what rights and responsibilities a seller that has agreed to indemnify the defaulting buyer has regarding those positions.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of December 1, 2018.

10.1.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 1, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-23-000, PJM submitted revisions to the Operating Agreement to clarify that a Member’s per capita portion of the Default Allocation Assessment will not exceed $10,000 per Member per calendar year, cumulative of all defaults, or more than once per each Member’s ongoing default if Default Allocation Assessment charges for a Member’s ongoing default span multiple calendar years.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of December 1, 2018.

10.1.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 1, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-19-000, PJM submitted revisions to the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement to modify the disposition provisions related to a defaulting Member’s Financial Transmission Right (FTR) positions. The proposed changes would allow a defaulting Member’s FTR positions to go to settlement rather than being liquidated at auction (the FTR Default Disposition Filing).
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of December 1, 2018.

8.30.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 30, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-2350-000, 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 July 31, 2018.
Effective: PJM requested November 28, 2018, which is 90 days after the date of this filing to allow a 30 day comment period.

8.23.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 23, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-2289-000, PJM submitted proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and Operating Agreement regarding PJM’s Financial Transmission Right (FTR) liquidation process. Under the proposed revisions, PJM’s existing process for liquidating FTRs would be suspended during the time period of August 24, 2018, through November 30, 2018 (covering FTRs in September through December).
Effective: PJM intends to implement the proposed revisions effective August 24, 2018.

5.16.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On May 16, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-1644-000, PJM submitted for filing proposed revisions to the PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, section 1.5 to incorporate additional requirements to maintain pre-qualification status and increase the timeframe by which PJM must notify an entity of its designation of a project in the RTEP for purposes of cost allocation.
Effective: PJM requested July 16, 2018

5.11.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On May 11, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-1578-000, 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 April 11, 2018.
Effective: PJM requested March 31, 2018

4.30.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On April 30, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-1483-000, 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 first quarter of 2018.
Effective: PJM requested March 31, 2018

3.9.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On March 9, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-988-000, PJM submitted proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and RAA to: (1) release excess capacity commitments at a Sell Offer price equal to the relevant Base Residual Auction clearing price, (2) to replace the current practice of allocating uncleared PJM Incremental Auction (IA) Sell Offer megawatts as Excess Commitment Credits with an excusal process for capacity commitments up to the uncleared PJM Sell Offer megawatt quantity that remains after the Final Incremental Auction, (3) reduce the number of IAs from three to two, and (4) revise the triggers that determine the megawatt quantity of PJM Buy Bids and/or Sell Offers in the IAs.
Effective: PJM requested May 8, 2018

2.21.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 21, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-893-000, PJM submitted for filing numerous non-substantive, clerical, and ministerial, as well as some substantive revisions, to correct, clarify and/or make consistent certain provisions in the PJM Tariff specific to the generation and transmission interconnection process.
Effective: PJM requested April 23, 2018

2.16.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 16, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-870-000, PJM submitted proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and RAA regarding the procedure that will facilitate the implementation of any restrictions that may be imposed on Energy Efficiency Resources by a Relevant Electric Retail Regulatory Authority authorized by the Commission to opt-out and restrict the sale of EERs into PJM’s market.
Effective: PJM requested April 17, 2018

2.7.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On February 7, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-815-001, PJM submitted for filing an errata to the revisions to the PJM Tariff, Attachment Q, section V.(B) to read “When calculating Net Obligation…” instead of “When calculating Peak Market Activity….”
Effective: PJM requested April 9, 2018 consistent with the February 6, 2018 filing in this docket

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

1.30.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On January 30, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-750-000, PJM submitted proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff to align the study processes for all New Service Requests including Long Term Firm Transmission Service requests, Interconnection requests, and Upgrade Requests. The proposes revisions provide that all New Service Requests which pay for Customer-Funded Upgrades pursuant to PJM Tariff, Part VI are subject to the same study requirements and procedures, including a feasibility study, to review the specification and cost of upgrades prior to the need to commit a Facility Study.
Effective: PJM is requesting April 1, 2018

1.9.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On January 9, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-614-001, PJM submitted an errata to revise the January 5, 2018 filing (January 5 Filing) to correct (i) certain cost estimates in the cost responsibility summary sheets; and (ii) the cost allocation responsibility for b2976 from the DEOK to AEP Zone.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of April 5, 2018, which is consistent with the effective date requested in the January 5 Filing.

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

10.17.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 17, 2017, in Docket No. ER18-87-000, PJM submitted revisions to the PJM Tariff and the PJM Operating Agreement in order to improve the performance of the PJM Regulation market and to better reflect the value contributions of specific Regulation resources to system reliability.
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.
10.9.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On October 9, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-86-002, PJM submitted a compliance filing pursuant to the Commission’s September 6, 2018 Rehearing and Clarification Order, modifications to the PJM Operating Agreement and PJM Tariff to discontinue the netting of internal bilateral transactions from the determination of supply and demand deviations for uplift purposes.
Effective: PJM requested an effective date of November 1, 2018.

9.27.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On September 27, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-459-003, pursuant to the Commission’s August 31, 2018 Order, PJM submitted a compliance filing to incorporate previously accepted, intervening revisions to the PJM Tariff, Operating Agreement and RAA, submitted in other proceedings, but not reflected in the tariff records submitted in Docket No. ER18-459-000 due to the change in effective date from March 1, 2018 to December 1, 2018 for OVEC’s integration into PJM.
Effective: PJM is requesting an effective date of December 1, 2018.

8.13.2018 | at FERC | by PJM
On August 13, 2018, in Docket No. ER18-1647-001, PJM submitted for filing revisions to the PJM Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, section 1.5 in compliance with the Commission’s July 13, 2018 order (July 13 Order) to (i) include language permitting a transmission developer 60 days from the date of receiving an executable Designated Entity Agreement to accept its designation. PJM also submits revisions to remove all other revisions propose to Schedule 6, section 1.5.8(j).
Effective: PJM is requesting of July 16, 2018, consistent with the July 13 Order.

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.

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.

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

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: Consistent with the Commission’s order, PJM is requesting May 9, 2017
FERC Order ER 17 1138-000 PDF

12.11.2017 | at FERC | by PJM
On December 11, 2017, in Docket No. ER17-1567-001, PJM submitted a compliance filing pursuant to the Commission’s November 9, 2017 order. On May 8, 2017, PJM submitted revisions to its Operating Agreement and the parallel provisions of the PJM Tariff to comply with the requirements of Order No. 831. In its November 9 Order, the Commission accepted in part and rejected in part PJM’s compliance filing pertaining to the offer cap rule, and directed additional compliance. In accordance with the Commission’s November 9 Order, PJM is submitting revisions to the Operating Agreement, Schedule 1, sections 6.4 and 1.10 and the parallel provisions of Tariff, Attachment K-Appendix.
Effective: As provided in the November 9 Order, the Commission will establish an effective date for the provisions in a subsequent order.
FERC Order ER17 1567-000 PDF

11.2.2017 | at FERC | by PJM
On November 2, 2017, in Docket Nos. ER17-718-000, ER17-721-000, and ER17-729-000, PJM and MISO jointly submit revisions to the PJM-MISO JOA, Article IX, section 9.3 to propose to add two new subsections (iv) and (v) to section 9.3.7.2(c) to (i) clarify that the criteria used as part of the TMEP study process will be provided to stakeholders through the IPSAC and when that criteria will be provided to stakeholders for timely review and input; and (ii) require that the RTOs explain to stakeholders why potential TMEPs were not evaluated or were not recommended to the RTOs respective boards.
Effective: PJM requests June 28, 2017
FERC Order ER17-718-000 PDF

7.31.2017 | at FERC | by PJM
On July 31, 2017, in Docket No. ER16-372-005, PJM submitted amended language to its March 6, 2017 Compliance Filing. PJM submitted the proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff and the Operating Agreement because after the submittal of the March 6 Compliance Filing, PJM staff realized that the proposed revisions are necessary to more accurately describe 1) how PJM intends to implement hourly offers, and 2) the calculation of its proposed penalty for Market Sellers that do not follow the applicable provisions of Operating Agreement, Schedule 2 and PJM-approved Fuel Cost Policies.
FERC Order ER16 372-000 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 January 19, 2017
FERC Order EL14 37-000 PDF

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 January 19, 2017
FERC Order EL14 37-000 PDF