PJM has authorized nearly $134 million in electric transmission system upgrades to the 15 year Regional Transmission Expansion Plan (RTEP). PJM is a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The upgrades are designed to enhance reliability for the 65 million people within the service area. Of the $134 million investment:
- $58.6 million will be used to rebuild 20 miles of 115 kV line and adjusting relay settings in Pennsylvania.
- $24.7 million will be invested to rebuild a 138 kV line in Indiana.
- $22 million will go toward the creation of a line terminal and the installation of a 21-mile line in Virginia.