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SMA Section 15.9 (5)
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In the case of the Capacity Performance Product, the Board approved a means to compensate BGS suppliers that had agreed to serve BGS load for the unanticipated cost for that product.  PJM has released a white paper ( regarding potential improvements to price formation.  Will the Board take action to compensate BGS suppliers for any increase in cost arising from this proposal?

As LSEs are responsible for all costs assessed by PJM to... Read Answer



Is the settlement under the terms of the BGS Supplier Master Agreements monthly or weekly like the PJM settlement procedures?

Settlement is monthly under the terms of the BGS Supplier... Read Answer



What were the tranche fees for the 2018 auction?

The tranche fees for the 2018 BGS Auctions were as... Read Answer



Does the JCP&L Firm Transmission Rate for 2018 include costs other than NITS? The announced rate for JCP&L is $68.69/MW-day, but the NITS rate posted by PJM is $64.65/MW-day.

The rate also includes Transmission Enhancement Charges... Read Answer



Can you confirm that winning suppliers in the BGS-CIEP Auction will be paid a separate payment for firm transmission service multiplied by the applicable transmission obligation in addition to the BGS-CIEP auction clearing price multiplied by the applicable capacity obligation. Both of these payments are in addition to the payment for ancillary services, CIEP stand-by fees, and real-time LMP for the EDC's zone.

Yes.  That is correct. A BGS-CIEP supplier receives... Read Answer



What is the interest rate that BGS Suppliers are paid for changes transmission costs that EDCs accrue?

For the amounts tracked and retained by the EDCs in the... Read Answer



Does the BGS-CIEP closing price determine the rate at which each EDC charges its BGS-CIEP customers?

A BGS-CIEP Supplier provides full-requirements service for... Read Answer


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