The PJM Board of Managers on April 21 authorized changes to
the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan, or RTEP, to enhance grid reliability.
The Board also approved changes in scope and cost of two existing projects.
The RTEP ensures efficient and reliable power supplies for
the 65 million people PJM serves in 13 states and Washington, D.C.
The main baseline projects approved by the Board are:
- In the Dominion transmission zone, split the Chesterfield-Plaza
115 kV line by rebuilding the Brown Boveri tap line as a double-circuit loop,
and install a 115 kV breaker at Brown Boveri.
- Also in the Dominion zone, acquire land, and
build a new 230 kV switching station (Stevensburg) with a 224 MVA, 230/115 kV
transformer. Connect Gordonsville-Remington 230 kV, Remington-Mt. Run 115 kV
and Mt. Run-Oak Green 115 kV to the new Stevensburg substation.
- In the AEP transmission zone, conduct Niles area
improvements, including construction of a double-circuit, 138 kV extension to
connect Lakehead to the 138 kV network; construction of a new 138/69 kV
drop-down station to feed Lakehead; and a rebuild of Pletcher-Buchanan Hydro 69
kV and Buchanan South 69 kV radial tap.
Details of all approved projects are contained in the Transmission
Expansion Advisory Committee recommendations to the PJM Board.
Baseline reliability transmission enhancement costs are
allocated to PJM load.
Of the $63.85 million in new baseline transmission system
enhancements, all but $350,000 are a result of FERC 715 planning criteria
Follow all projects through the process with PJM’s Project Status
& Cost Allocation tool.
Original source: PJM