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Pennsylvania Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (PA)

The steps of the Pennsylvania bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Connection. In Pennsylvania, ReliabilityFirst is the regional entities, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators, and users of the bulk electric system. PJM Interconnection (PJM) is the primary balancing authority operating and managing the transmission system in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, there are investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers, including:

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