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North American Power

Navigate the North American power market with unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise

How do you ensure your investment decisions are informed by the most robust power market forecasts?

This annual subscription service gives you timely data and analysis on the continent’s regional power markets. Download quarterly updates for supply, demand and price data, along with expert insight into changing market dynamics, emerging regulations and technological innovation. The service uses the Aurora model to run forecasts, which are developed bottom-up. Input assumptions are driven by fundamentals, reaching back into the below-ground resource and forward with a deep understanding of the macroeconomic and heavy industry sectors. From power generators to end users, stakeholders along the entire power value chain leverage our strategic resources and access to energy analysts to:

  • Balance growth and portfolio choices against shifting market dynamics
  • Match long-term investments to the future policy/technology landscape
  • Ensure company direction meets green program/other regulatory requirements
  • Assess the business impact of regional power, fuel and environmental allowance markets
  • Understand the deeper implications of new and proposed regulatory/policy changes

What’s Included

Market Fundamentals

Market Briefings (semiannual)
Integrated view of regional power markets, short/medium-term developments and trends, on-peak/off-peak power monthly prices and spark spreads, and annual capacity and reserve margin projections

Market Profiles (biannual)
Sub-regional market recap, supply-demand outlook, major market players/policy/structure, transmission, and retail market

Data Center
  • 5-year supply/demand/price forecasts for US and regional power, emissions, coal (quarterly)
  • Basic industry-level data (historical)
  • US steam coal market update
  • North American renewable power outlook
  • Announced US coal-fired power plant retirements
  • Announced environmental retrofit projects
  • US power plant transactions
Strategic Reports

Private Reports and Decision Briefs based on the service's core questions:

  • What is the trend of long-term power demand growth?
  • How will the renewable power investment landscape change?
  • Where are wholesale power prices heading? What is the outlook for regional markets?
  • Are there game-changing technologies on the horizon?
  • Which business models and company strategies will prevail?
Additional Member Privileges

Analyst Access
Timely response from on-demand IHS Energy market analysts

Analyst briefings on the power industry’s most pressing topics, recorded for client use and convenience

Invitations to member-only events, including the IHS Forum and in-person workshops

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