PJM 2015 Summer Capacity Verification

by ronfluegge 1. June 2015 11:16

Today is June 1st and the start of the PJM 2015 Summer Verification Test Period. The PJM test period runs from June 1 through August 31, 2015. All units in the PJM Capacity Market must test to their Summer Installed Capacity during this time. Additionally, all units, with the exception of Hydro, Pumped Hydro and Diesel, must ambient correct their test data. Also, Hydro and Pumped Hydro units must perform their once per year test during this period.

The due date for data submission is September 30, 2015. Any generator not submitting a Summer test, without due cause, will be considered by PJM 100% forced out for the entire Summer period of June 1 through November 30, 2015.

There is no tolerance given to test results. All units must test to their exact Installed Capacity Value or greater.When a unit fails its verification test, a derating event should be placed in GADS to cover the deficiency. If this is done by the operator, the test result and the derating amount will be added and then compared to the Total ICAP Commitment Amount. If the derating is input by PJM, only the test result will be compared to the Total ICAP Commitment Amount and could result in an ICAP Shortfall.

The rules for verification testing can be found in Manual 21 on the PJM web site under the tab Documents/Manuals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the PJM GADS Administrators at gadssupport@pjm.com.

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