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Electric Power Methodology and Specifications

S&P Global Platts methodologies bring consistency and robustness to our price assessments through principles and parameters that guide our market specialists at every stage of the process. To learn more about the human systems we employ for gathering and assessing commodity market data, watch our video.

In this section you will find documentation for all published price assessments and indices by commodity and region.

North American emissions methodology

(as of October 2017)

US daily allowance assessments are formulated based on systematic Market on Close practices utilizing market information from brokers and other market participants.


European electricity assessments and indices

(as of October 2017)

This guide elaborates on Platts assessments for Europe, as well as information for spark spreads, PEP and CONTI indices, cross-fuel comparisons and coal switching price indicator.


North American electricity methodology

(as of June 2017)

The following North American electricity specifications guide contains primary price point specifications and methodologies for Platts' electricity assessments in North America. Prices are reported in $/MWh.


US Renewable Energy Certificates methodology

(as of March 2017)

The REC market consists of two broad segments, one for complying with state renewable portfolio standards, and the other for purchasing RECs to voluntarily support renewable energy projects. Within each of these categories lie a number of REC products conforming to specific eligibility guidelines.


M2MS -- Power methodology

(as of February 2017)

The following M2MS-Power Methodology and Specifications Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Power Forward Curves in North America.


Uranium methodology

(as of January 2017)

This uranium specifications guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts uranium assessments throughout the world.


Platts - ICE Forward Curve -- Electricity (North America)

(as of April 2015)

The following Platts-ICE Forward Curve Methodology and Specifications Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Power Forward Curves in North America.




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