Platts Megawatt Daily

Platts Megawatt Daily is the North American power market's leading source of daily news and price information. Delivering breaking news and the latest price assessments, Platts Megawatt Daily now includes expanded analytical content to support a deeper understanding of the market based on fundamentals.


  • — Strategize with confidence: Evaluate utility market strategies and how they meet load.
  • — Understand pricing: Follow new generation and its impact on zonal and regional prices, and track competition among competing fuels and renewables.
  • — Identify opportunities: Analyze tranmission projects and their impacts on prices.
  • — Benchmark your performance: Track your company's performance in relation to your competition.
  • — Ensure compliance: Stay on top of policies and decisions of ISOs, FERC, CFTC, EAP and Congress and their potential market impacts.
  • — Tailor to your business: Select and retrieve the data that's relevant to your business from hundreds of categories of assessments. Price assessments listed in Platts Megawatt Daily are also available in data-point format for easy analysis.

Whether you're a risk manager, research analyst, trader or broker, Platts Megawatt Daily is a vital tool for anyone working in North America power markets.


  • — 44 daily on-peak indexes
  • — 44 daily off-peak indexes
  • — Spark spreads
  • — Daily market commentary and generation unit outages
  • — Fundamental and analytical data showing what moves the markets
  • — NEW: data file that includes daily day-ahead prices and LMP breakdowns, prompt month prices and more
  • — Day-ahead bilateral indexes for locations in the Southeast and West
  • — Comprehensive coverage of day-ahead prices at major ISO hubs
  • — Proprietary forward price assessments
  • — Spot and forward market commentaries
  • — Supply and demand dynamics explained
  • — RTO, federal and state policies that shape the markets
  • — Transmission developments that impact power flows
  • — Generation new builds and retirements
  • — Exclusive monthly Retail Price Index
  • — New capacity solicitations
  • — Price assessments listed in Platts Megawatt Daily are also available in data-point format for easy analysis