2017 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan Report

PJM’s Regional Transmission Expansion Plan identifies transmission system additions and improvements needed to keep electricity flowing to the millions of people throughout PJM’s region. PJM’s annual RTEP Report describes transmission study input data, processes and results, as well as PJM Board-approved transmission upgrades and process changes during the previous year. Periodically, PJM publishes white papers that present study input parameters and address transmission planning topics of current stakeholder interest.

Book 1: RTEP In Review
2017 RTEP Book 1
Book 1 provides an executive summary of reliability, market efficiency and operational performance studies. Results from a number of these studies drove RTEP proposal windows which are also summarized. Book 1 goes on to discuss generation fleet changes driven by plant deactivation and new natural gas plant interconnection. RTEP process enhancements completed or initiated in 2017 are also presented.

Book 1 PDF (9MB)  

Book 2: Inputs and Process
2017 RTEP Book 2
Book 2 focuses on input parameters (e.g., load forecasts, generation and topology) and study methodologies (e.g., deliverability) used to conduct PJM’s 2017 RTEP process cycle of studies. Book 2 also describes NERC and regional planning criteria.

Book 2 PDF (9MB) 

Book 3: Studies and Results
2017 RTEP Book 3
Book 3 presents specific results from studies conducted throughout 2017 including baseline reliability, market efficiency, operational performance, transmission owner criteria analyses as well as scenario and interregional studies. Book 3 also summarizes RTEP window activity during 2017. Subregional summaries are also provided.

Book 3 PDF (30MB) 

Book 1 - 3

Book 1 - 3 PDF (45MB) 

Key 2017 RTEP Report Graphics & Information PPT

2017 RTEP Process Scope & Input Assumptions
This white paper describes RTEP process assumptions, scope and input data to be applied to the baseline, market efficiency, new service request and scenario studies that PJM will conduct during 2017. PJM will continue to overlay baseline and market efficiency studies with RTEP process windows during which transmission developers may submit proposals to solve identified issues.

White Paper PDF (10.2MB) 

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