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Upcoming Changes to PJM’s FTR Peak Types for Nodal Power Traders

Yes Energy has been busy preparing for PJM’s peak type changes coming up. Learn more about these changes and Yes Energy’s effort to deliver them to our customers.

In the power market, Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs) enable market participants to offset potential losses related to congestion on the grid. These are a financial contract entitling the FTR holder to a stream of revenues based on the day-ahead hourly congestion price difference across an energy path. As such, they’re a key asset for traders hedging risk and speculating in this market. 

In March of 2022, FERC approved PJM Interconnection’s plan to make changes to their FTR peak types. After years of offering three peak type products, they now will be offering four for the upcoming auction. This change goes into effect on September 1, 2022, with the October 2022 monthly auction. 

What’s Changed and What this Means for You 

As of September 1, 2022, PJM will be splitting their OffPeak peak type into two new peak types: WkndOnPeak and DailyOffPeak. 

The breakdown of hours for current as well as new peak types is below:


Starting with the October 2022 monthly auction, PJM will no longer allow OFFPEAK trades, but instead will allow WkndOnPeak and DailyOffPeak trades.    

With these peak type changes, traders need updated tools to analyze historical performance and make adjustments to their trading models. Also, splitting the OffPeak peak type into two peak types will impact internal front, middle and back office systems and processes. Therefore, it’s critical that the whole infrastructure is able to handle these changes.

Navigating this Change

At Yes Energy we’ve been busy preparing for this change on behalf of our customers. We made updates to enable our customer’s ability to:

  1. Use our comprehensive suite of products to complete analysis of your FTR trades and portfolios. This includes at least five years of historical data for the new peak types to enable your historical analysis.
  2. Update trading models to use the new peak types through our data products.
  3. Manage Middle Office needs, including trade capture, realized and unrealized P&L calculations on the new peak types, and continued support of realized and unrealized P&L activities on existing OffPeak trades.  
  4. Manage risk of FTR portfolios through a new FTR Risk feature that delivers risk metrics through a user interface, API endpoint and a customizable analytics engine that supports scenario analysis.   
  5. Continue to use the OffPeak peak type in analysis, as the majority of PJM OffPeak ICE contracts, as well as many OTC contracts, will be following the old OffPeak peak type definition.  

How We Can Help  

Yes Energy provides the most comprehensive, robust, and high-quality energy data and analytics tools available, empowering companies to navigate highly complex and dynamic power markets to maximize their bottom line. As industry leaders in the nodal power market, we’re here to help you navigate the PJM Peak Type transition. To learn more, contact us here