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Immediate-Need Projects

The PJM Operating Agreement defines an immediate-need reliability project as a reliability need that must be addressed within three years or less from the year PJM identified the existing or projected system limitation. If PJM determines there is sufficient time for a shortened proposal window, PJM will post the violations consistent with the Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, Section 1.5.8(m)(2).

For all other immediate needs when a proposal window is not feasible, PJM identifies the transmission solution and designates the project to the Transmission Owner in the zone in which the facilities will be located, consistent with the Operating Agreement, Schedule 6, Section 1.5.8(m)(1).

Starting with the 2020 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan, information about immediate-need reliability projects exempted from proposal windows is provided below.

When the below projects are approved for inclusion in the RTEP by the PJM Board, the construction status and additional information will be found on the Project Status & Cost Allocation page.

Upgrade Upgrade ID Information Description Designated Entity for Construction PJM Transmission Owner Zone Anticipated In-Service Date Need-by date of the Immediate-Need Reliability Project PJM Board Approval Date Associated Materials
b3223 b3223.1 This project is to address thermal, voltage and load loss violations in the Northern Neck area. Install a 2nd 230kV circuit with a minimum summer emergency rating of 1047 MVA between Lanexa and Northern Neck Substations. The 2nd circuit will utilize the vacant arms on the double-circuit structures that are being installed on the Line #224 (Lanexa-Northern Neck) End-of-Life rebuild project (b3089). Dominion Dominion 12.31.2023 6.1.2023 12.9.2020

TEAC 8.4.2020 PDF

TEAC 9.1.2020 PDF
TEAC 9.1.2020 PDF

TEAC 10.6.2020 - Immediate Need Reason PDF

TEAC 12.1.2020 PDF

Competitive Planning XLS

FERC Filings & Orders PDF
FERC Filings & Orders PDF

b3223.2 This project is to address thermal, voltage and load loss violations in the Northern Neck area. Expand the Northern Neck terminal from a 230kV, 4-breaker ring bus to a 6-breaker ring bus. Dominion Dominion 12.31.2023 6.1.2023 12.9.2020
b3223.3 This project is to address thermal, voltage and load loss violations in the Northern Neck area. Expand the Lanexa terminal from a 6-breaker ring bus to a breaker-and-a-half arrangement. Dominion Dominion 12.31.2023 6.1.2023 12.9.2020
b3261 b3261 This project is to address short circuit criteria violation. Upgrade Circuit breaker 'R1' at Tanners Creek 345kV - Install TRV capacitor to increase the rating from 50kA to 63kA. AEP AEP 12.31.2020 12.31.2020 12.9.2020

TEAC 10.6.2020 PDF
TEAC 10.6.2029 - Immediate Need Reason PDF

TEAC 11.4.2020 PDF
TEAC 11.4.2020 PDF

TEAC 12.1.2020 PDF

FERC Filings & Orders PDF
FERC Filings & Orders PDF