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.
North American electricity methodology
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
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
The following M2MS-Power Methodology and Specifications Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Power Forward Curves in North America.
European electricity assessments and indices
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 emissions methodology
US daily allowance assessments are formulated based on systematic Market on Close practices utilizing market information from brokers and other market participants.
This uranium specifications guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts uranium assessments throughout the world.
European emissions methodology
Platts' European emissions methodology for its published price assessments reflects its experience in the more established oil, gas and power markets.
Platts - ICE Forward Curve -- Electricity (North America)
The following Platts-ICE Forward Curve Methodology and Specifications Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Power Forward Curves in North America.
Platts European Power Daily: code list
(as of March 2017)
Methodology: Spark Spreads
(as of March 2012)
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