PJM has agreements with stakeholders to ensure the reliability of the electric power grid. The agreements are with members, independent system operators, regional transmission organizations, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Amendments accepted or pending by FERC can be found on the Effective Documents page.
The tariff is the overall document that governs the operations of PJM. It includes the provisions governing transmission service within the PJM region. The tariff and revisions to it and the other governing documents are subject to acceptance by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency that regulates PJM and the other regional grid organizations.
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The Operating Agreement must be signed by all organizations wishing to become a member of PJM. It contains provisions that establish how PJM operates as a regional transmission organization. It defines the roles and responsibilities of the PJM Board of Managers, the Members Committee and the Office of the Interconnection (PJM management and staff.).
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The Reliability Assurance Agreement, signed by all the organizations in PJM that sell electricity to end-use customers, establishes obligations and standards for maintaining the reliable operation of the electric grid. It includes provisions that deal with ensuring adequate capacity resources, providing assistance during emergencies and planning for the future needs of the system.
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