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Electric Power Methodology and Specifications

Clearly defined and transparent methodologies are the backbone of Platts' price assessment processes. Platts' methodologies provide detailed descriptions and explanations of how we assess the market value of commodities so that customers and other interested parties understand those processes. In this section, we post documentation by commodity and region for all published price assessments and indices.

European electricity assessments and indices

(as of October 2016)

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 March 2016)

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.

European emissions methodology

(as of October 2016)

Platts' European emissions methodology for its published price assessments reflects its experience in the more established oil, gas and power markets.

M2MS -- Power methodology

(as of November 2015)

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

North American emissions methodology

(as of April 2015)

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

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.

Uranium methodology

(as of January 2014)

Platts NuclearFuel subscribes to basic standards of integrity, objectivity, and diligence in determining its weekly price range for expected transactions.

US Renewable Energy Certificates methodology

(as of December 2014)

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.

Related Material

Methodology: Spark Spreads
(as of March 2012)

European Power -- Frequently Asked Questions (currently being updated)
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