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  • Global Energy Sector Coverage
  • Track Global Power Plants
  • Evaluate Performance of Energy Companies
  • Monitor Energy Markets and M&A
  • Stay Ahead of Energy Developments

Your one-stop to understanding the global energy sector

Understand the global energy landscape and evaluate how energy companies are progressing with energy transition to achieve low-carbon emissions. Our Market Intelligence platform provides extensive financials, comprehensive asset data and vital insights on the global energy sector, covering 4,300+ public and 118,000+ private energy companies worldwide.

Drill-down into granular data on global power plants

As utilities and power companies shift strategies to incorporate renewables power generation, how do you track current, future and retired power plants, generation capacity and project pipeline to identify investment opportunities? Take our Market Intelligence platform tour to learn more.

Benchmark and identify performing and distressed energy companies.

As energy companies pursue decarbonization strategies and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, how would their financial performance be affected? We provide in-depth company financials, transaction data, key developments, and corporate yield curves to help you assess business performance with confidence.

  • Leverage our worldwide coverage of 4,300+ listed and 118,000+ private companies in the energy sector to benchmark performance with comprehensive financials covering over 5,000 individual data items.
  • Perform due diligence on energy companies with regulated, templated, SEC financials, as well as third-party private company financials for strategic synergies and divestments.
  • Access our consensus estimates and commodity estimates to review the projected performance of energy companies and commodity prices.
  • Monitor competitors with market-moving news, including private company, transactions, corporate actions, product announcements, potential red flags, and M&A transactions with our Key Developments data.

 

Assess the energy landscape. Capitalize on opportunities.

Turn uncertainty into opportunity during this season of accelerated energy transition. The Market Intelligence platform delvers M&A insights to drive market-moving deals. Easily screen for transaction information, dive deep into company financials, asset data and historical deal details to conduct valuation effectively.

  • Screen for potential targets or use our Peer Analytical tool to pull a list of peer comparables that matches your selected criteria. Get email alerts when new targets become available.
  • Search for announced, completed or terminated energy transactions, private placements, and equity/debt offerings and gain comprehensive company and transaction information.
  • Conduct valuation with quality corporate and financial data to perform comprehensive analyses of earnings, multiples, accretion, dilution, weighted average cost of capital (WACC), and return on equity.
  • Access pre-built models on M&A and IPO Transactional Comparables, WACC, and Discounted Cash Flow to research comps.
  • Leverage our Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACSs)* Excel template to review SPAC IPO and merger activity, pull comparable information on various SPACs, view combined company merger information, and dive into a SPAC’s pricing activity.
  • Uncover potential targets/opportunities and use analyst forecasts to evaluate energy companies with our Investment Research tool.

 

Gain actionable Insights with data-driven energy news and proprietary research

How are energy companies addressing climate change, navigating regulatory changes on carbon emissions, and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic? Stay ahead with our in-depth energy news stories and research reports to understand what’s driving markets and to surface risks and opportunities for your business.

Our editorial coverage includes significant financial and infrastructure developments for 800 cooperatives and 2,000 publicly owned utilities, as well as major news developments for the top 200 North American and European oil and gas companies. Our research analysts compile asset projection, utility rate case, financial and commission reports, to deliver in-depth analysis and keep you posted on vital developments in the energy sector.

You can also access our energy data and insights around the clock with the Market Intelligence mobile app. Curate your feed based on Saved Lists, Industry, or Geography criteria of your choice.

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U.S. Power Sector Insights


  • Power Generation Data
  • Power Forecast
  • Renewable Energy Credit Price Forecast
  • U.S. Distributed Generation Solar Data
  • Renewable Energy News and Research
  • Global Datacenter Opportunities

Identify renewable power generation opportunities in the U.S.

As energy transition continues to grow as a focus to build back better, supported by an accelerating pace to halve U.S. emission by 2030, it is vital to stay ahead of opportunities in the increasingly competitive renewable energy market.

Our essential data on U.S. power generation and analytical tools can help you identify and evaluate renewable power generation opportunities faster and easier:

  • Track issued RFP/IRPs using our alerts and screen for power plants and projects that match the RFP criteria by locations, ownership and PPA details.
  • Access detailed contract and standardized transaction data of the Electric Quarterly Reports (EQR) from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to streamline your research on energy buyers and sellers. Our data provides details on buyers and sellers, transaction price, duration, the terms, volumes, rates, and locations associated with each contract.
  • Gain an overview of U.S. power market dynamics by comparing operational and planned renewable plants, their development status and capacity in the pipeline.
  • Access nodal pricing information of 35,000 locations to quantify historical energy revenue and understand the potential value of projects.
  • Visualize power plants on our interactive mapping to gain more context on the surrounding infrastructure and identify potential market trends for investment decisions.

 

Review U.S. electricity markets and price forecasts, drilled down to the hour

Understand the future of U.S. power markets and conduct valuations of fossil fuel, natural gas and renewable power plants effectively with our 20-year forward-looking electricity price forecasts and analyst insights.

Our Power Forecast solution on the Market Intelligence platform provides essential data and analytics to conduct power plant valuations efficiently with:

  • Comprehensive power forward curve projecting power, natural gas, and coal price forecasts, and supporting supply/demand data, drilled down to hourly, daily, monthly and annual power prices.
  • A customizable dashboard to efficiently monitor and analyze U.S. regional electricity pricing and fuel pricing across 28 hubs, and forecasts on capacity vs. peak demand and reserve margin for 10 regions
  • Forecast accounts for Renewable Portfolio Standards, legislative actions, and new generation and plant retirement announcements, to reflect the future of fleets per region.
  • Quarterly forecast guidance reports to understand the U.S. power market outlooks, evaluate investment opportunities and gauge competition in the regional power markets.

 

Assess the value of wholesale renewable electricity in the U.S.

S&P Global Market Intelligence Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Price Forecast dataset enables power market participants to analyze and assess the value of wholesale renewable electricity in the U.S. RECs are often used to offset carbon emissions of a company or as a way for organizations to reach 100% renewable sources. Our REC Price Forecast helps energy companies to identify new revenue streams for energy facilities that are looking to be compensated for the value of their renewable energy.

Included in our Power Forecast solution on the Market Intelligence platform, the 20-year Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Price Forecast delivers vital insights:

  • Improve power plant asset valuation through the identification of potential REC revenue
  • Identify opportunities for new development within the REC markets
  • Estimate environmental compliance costs for utilities and power buyers

 

Evaluate distributed solar plant penetration in the U.S.

Evaluate distributed solar plant penetration in the U.S. with project level data for grid-connected residential and non-residential PV systems, up to 5MW. Track small solar project activities by regional or company by company basis, all the way down to the zip code level:

  • Analyze which utilities are losing revenue due to load defection from behind-the-meter solar installations in your region, using our Distributed Generation – Solar dataset. Compare key metrics such as installation cost and capacities across states, counties, or zip codes.
  • Strengthen your competitor analysis by identifying dominant players in your target markets and comparing your installation costs against theirs. Analyze the relative value of your company in the distributed solar generation domain.
  • Evaluate how a solar installation company’s costs have improved over time. Compare module and inverter manufacturers to ensure your projects are using the most efficient technology.

 

Stay ahead of opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Strengthen your strategy and profitability with deep research on regulatory risk, PPA structure, renewables legislation, utility investments, and energy policy.

  • Access nuanced analysis on each Public Utility Commission and utility rate case.
  • Research efficiently with quantitative and qualitative market and company-level investment reports.
  • Gain a fresh perspective on alternative and renewable power focused policies

 

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Evaluate global datacenter opportunities for renewable energy generation.

Data centers have immense power requirements and provide opportunities for renewable developers to fill the gap of flat-to-declining power demand, particularly in most of the U.S. power markets. As more and more enterprises look to 'green' their infrastructure and neutralize their carbon footprints globally, Multi-Tenant Data Centre (MTDC) providers have increasingly been asked to provide options for clean/renewable energy sources within their datacenter portfolios.

Learn how our 451 Research offering and Market Intelligence energy solutions can help you identify renewable power generation opportunities for data centers globally:

  • Track where new data centers are being built, who is developing them, and their power requirements. Our global database covers 6,600+ colocation and wholesale datacenter facilities across North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
  • Understand the power supply/demand dynamics in data center growth regions and evaluate opportunities for building new plants.
  • Simplify the intricacies of matching potential load required by data centers with supply from power projects via our interactive mapping. Our interactive mapping enables the overlapping of utility, transmission and infrastructure layers so that you can quickly visualize the competitive landscape by tying in names of off-takers or data center developers.
  • Obtain specific research on the corporate renewable markets, as well as data center markets to understand how technology, policy and regulation are shaping the future of data center growth for renewable projects.
  • Create custom news alerts on the elements of the datacentre market you care most about to stay informed on the latest developments.

 


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The evolving global energy landscape


  • Monitor Energy Risks
  • Integrate ESG Solutions
  • Understand Macroeconomic Trends
  • Evaluate Counterparty Credit Risk
  • Monitor Supply Chain Risk
  • Assess Climate Risk

Discover and evaluate risks in the fast-evolving global energy sector.

With the acceleration to net-zero emissions, extreme weather events, rising social movements, disruptions to supply chain and ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic, how do you monitor risks in the energy sector? S&P Global Market Intelligence provides a suite of solutions, ranging from climate analytics, ESG, supply chain intelligence and credit risk solutions to deliver vital insights so that you can make well-informed decisions with confidence.

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Resource scarcity, climate change and population dynamics continuously shape a corporation’s competitive environment. Get the ESG analysis you need to assess these challenges and build strategies to succeed in the transition to a sustainable future.

 

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Understand how evolving macroeconomic and market trends can impact your business.

Magnify your view of the fixed-income markets across the globe with RatingsDirect. As the official desktop source for credit ratings and research from S&P Global Ratings, combined with additional market intelligence and risk indicators, RatingsDirect helps you research, chart, and analyze credit performance and trends across industries, companies, and securities. Enhance your analysis with aggregated intelligence at the sector, sub-sector, industry, and portfolio level—including 20+ years of ratings history spanning.

Our powerful web-based solution provides the following from S&P Global Ratings:

  • Global, national and regional scale credit ratings on issuer and issue level
  • Detailed research on issuer and issue level, economies, credit trends, hot topics (including Environmental, Social, and Governance [ESG]) and special reports
  • Credit research in local languages (Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)
  • Credit adjusted Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flows

 

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Understand the credit impacts of covid-19 on your customers and suppliers.

Cross-border supply chain disruptions, changes in industry and country risk factors, extreme volatility in the capital markets, and a potential recession are just some of the headlines top of mind for credit risk professionals today. How can companies quickly and comprehensively assess their spectrum of credit risk exposure?

Conduct efficient surveillance with a holistic view of the credit risk of your counterparty portfolio, and utilize the Excel Add-In to combine fundamental data, ratings, and quantitative credit risk measures in one application.

  • Get early-warning signals of a potential company default with daily credit risk indicators, including equity price-based Market Signal probability of default and credit default swap-based Market Derived Signals 
  • Build targeted email alerts for companies of interest to deliver breaking news, key developments, and rating and credit risk indicator changes, plus reorganizations, management changes, new financings and bankruptcies to your inbox
  • Conduct efficient surveillance with a holistic view of the credit risk of your counterparty portfolio
  • Utilize the Excel Add-In to combine fundamental data, ratings and quantitative credit risk measures in one application, and set custom thresholds to identify companies that meet certain criteria

 

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As COVID-19 and the trade war continue to affect the global supply chain, how do you remain competitive with sourcing and sales?

Our web-based global trade platform, Panjiva delivers essential supply chain intelligence to help you understand competitors’ supply and customer networks, discover potential new suppliers or customers, and identify companies doing business with risky counterparties.

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Macro data covering 95% of global trade flows and transactional data covering 35% of global trade flows

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The link between climate change and credit risk.

Assessing a company’s credit risk can be challenging and time consuming due to differing filing obligations, and inconsistent timeliness, availability and quality of data. Get a detailed picture of your company’s credit risk with S&P Global Market Intelligence Credit Analytics. Our Credit Analytics blends cutting-edge models with robust data to help you reliably assess the credit risk of rated and unrated, public and private companies across the globe.

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Data Management Solutions

Leverage the power of differentiated data, robust linking capabilities and flexible delivery to get the most out of your data. Our Data Management Solutions provide an extensive range of datasets to help you better understand the global energy landscape and streamline investment decision-making process. From our power plant asset data to company data, financials, and estimates, to textual data from machine learning and ESG datasets, we have you covered.

With S&P Global Marketplace, you can explore premium fundamental and alternative datasets available seamlessly via Cloud, Data Feed and API Solutions, along with expert analysis to help you stay competitive in your industry.

Check out some of S&P Global Marketplace datasets:

SNL Energy: Analyze over 450 power and mid-stream companies including revenue, volume and customer counts by customer class.
Trucost Physical Risk: Trucost's Physical Risk dataset assesses company exposure to physical risk at the asset-level based on a database of over 500,000 assets mapped to 15,000+ listed companies in the S&P Market Intelligence database.
Trucost Carbon Earnings at Risk: Trucost's Carbon Earnings at Risk data enables you to assess company-level exposure to current and future carbon pricing scenarios.
Weather Source: Weather Source offers a single source of truth for hyper-local weather and climate data.

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