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Pre-Qualification for Designated Entity Status

Pre-Qualification Process 

Entities that desire to participate in the proposal window process and be the designated entity for transmission projects must submit a pre-qualification package to the Office of the Interconnection during the pre-qualification window. Upon receiving the package, PJM will acknowledge receipt and assign the submittal a unique identifier for tracking purposes. 

Companies will be evaluated based upon their ability to engineer, develop, construct, operate and maintain a generic transmission facility within PJM. If the filing company does not have experience in a specific area, PJM will request that the company provide a detailed plan for leveraging the experience of their affiliates and contractors.

Evaluation Criteria PDF

Pre-qualification packages will be posted on PJM.com after a final determination has been made. A company may provide a redacted version for posting.

Please note that PJM retains the right to request any additional information deemed necessary. If PJM makes such a request, the submitting company will have 30 days to provide the additional information.

Once a company is pre-qualified they must submit any changes in their package to PJM. A company does not need to be pre-qualified on an annual basis.

Please email all questions and pre-qualification packages to Proposal Window Prequalification.

What to Include in Pre-Qualification Package 

The Operating Agreement WEB | PDF in Section 1.5.8(a) states that the following information must be provided in all pre-qualification packages:

  1. Name and address of the entity including a point of contact
  2. Technical and engineering qualifications of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company
  3. Demonstrated experience of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company to develop, construct, maintain, and operate transmission facilities. Including a list or other evidence of transmission facilities previously developed regarding construction, maintenance, or operation of transmission facilities both inside and outside of the PJM region
  4. Previous record of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company to adhere to standardized construction, maintenance and operating practices
  5. Capability of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company to adhere to standardized construction, maintenance and operating practices
  6. Financial statements of the entity or its affiliate, partner, or parent company. Please provide the most recent fiscal quarter, as well as the most recent three fiscal years, or the period of existence of the entity, if shorter, or such other evidence demonstrating an entity’s current and expected financial capability acceptable to the Office of the Interconnection
  7. Commitment by the entity to execute the Consolidated Transmission Owners Agreement, if the entity becomes a Designated Entity
  8. Evidence demonstrating the ability of the entity to address and timely remedy failure of facilities
  9. Description of the experience of the entity in acquiring rights of way

Pre-qualified Designated Entities

Below is the list of pre-qualified designated entities and their pre-qualification identification numbers.

13-02 Dayton Power and Light Company | Updated Filing PDF
13-03 Virginia Electric and Power Company PDF
13-04 Exelon Corporation | Updated Filing PDF
13-05 American Electric Power Company

13-06 LS Power Group | Updating Filing PDF
13-07 Public Service Electric and Gas Company PDF
13-09 East Kentucky Power Cooperative | Updated Filing PDF
13-10 FirstEnergy Corporation PDF
13-12 PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PDF
13-13 Duke Energy PDF
13-14 Northern Indiana Public Service Company

13-16 Duke-American Transmission Company, LLC PDF
13-17 Duquesne Light Company

13-18 NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC PDF
14-01 Ameren | Updated Filing PDF
14-02 ITC PDF
14-03 ODEC PDF
14-06 GridAmerica Holdings Inc PDF
15-02 GridLiance East LLC | Updated Filing PDF
16-01 Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc PDF
16-02 Rochelle Municipal Utilities PDF
17-01 Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) PDF
18-01 Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) PDF
18-02 Anbaric PDF
18-03 Avangrid Networks, Inc. PDF