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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.

North American electricity methodology

(as of March 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.


European electricity assessments and indices

(as of February 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 emissions methodology

(as of January 2017)

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


Uranium methodology

(as of January 2017)

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


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.


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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Methodology: Spark Spreads
(as of March 2012)


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