PJM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Committees & Groups

Pandemic Coordination

This page provides public documents and meeting information for stakeholders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It includes public information for state officials and regulators, as well as the Operations Pandemic Coordination Team, and hosts materials discussed on the weekly coronavirus update calls.

Current Status

  • PJM’s return-to-campus plan contains three phases – red, yellow and green.
  • We are currently in the red phase and expect to be in the red and yellow phases throughout much of the summer. 
  • During the red and yellow phases, most personnel will not be returning to campus. 
  • PJM will likely begin bringing personnel back to campus in a phased manner beginning sometime after Labor Day.  
  • No stakeholder meetings will be held on campus before Labor Day.

Additional updates can be found on the Info-Connection page.

Operations Pandemic Coordination Team

The Systems Operations Subcommittee created this coordination team that meets periodically. Meeting materials and registration are accessible in the Operations Pandemic Coordination Team workplace.

Points of Contact: Becky CarrollPaul Dajewski

State Pandemic Updates

PJM briefs states each Friday on the latest pandemic information during a closed teleconference. Public materials associated with these updates will be posted below.

Point of Contact: Tim Burdis

Coronavirus Weekly Call

PJM provides members and stakeholders with an update at 11 a.m. each Friday for the duration of the pandemic response.

Register for the meetings >
Meeting materials can be found on the Members Committee page.

Point of Contact: Darlene Phillips

Load Impacts

  • Since March 24, PJM has seen weekday peaks coming in about 10 percent – or about 9,000 MW – less than would be expected, with changes in weather accounted for.
  • Total daily energy use is down to a lesser extent, about 7.9 percent on average since March 24.
  • Weekdays continue to be impacted more than weekends for both peaks and energy.
5-Year Average (2015-2019) Historical Load Values by Hour XLS   4.8.2020
5-Year Historical Load Comparison PDF  5.26.2020
Near-Term Load Analysis XLS  5.26.2020
PJM Load Impact & Analysis PDF   3.26.2020
Planning Committee Load Impact Update PDF 5.7.2020
Recent Load Impacts PDF 4.14.2020

Additional Resources

Best Practices for Control Centers to Limit the Spread of the Coronavirus: Current | Redline PDF   4.22.2020
Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council WEB   
Generator Availability Analysis PDF
Generic Employee Screening Questions DOC    4.9.2020
Health & Human Services & Department of Energy Process Allocation of Testing & PPE PDF 
Operating Committee Covid-19 Update PDF
PJM Coronavirus Waiver Approach PDF
Return to Campus Plan PDF   5.20.2020
Special Report Pandemic Preparedness & Operational Assessment - Spring 2020 PDF
Third Control Center Development PDF