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Independent Power Producers

Transform your growth strategy into action with essential energy sector intelligence. Find and evaluate new sites and power projects. Conduct reliable valuations and navigate regulatory changes with confidence - all on S&P Capital IQ Pro.

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As the energy transition accelerates, how do you stay on top of finding new sites for power generation? Do you have an easy way to track the changing demand and supply dynamics across power markets? What are the impacts of the ever-shifting regulatory environment on your energy operations? Discover how you can use S&P Capital IQ Pro to screen for new opportunities, analyze power market trends, and conduct power plant valuations, to help you make well-informed decisions.


Evaluate the credit risk of utilities, pipelines, and power plants

Analyze assets that fit within your risk portfolio

  • Identify power plants with PPAs, pipelines that have contracts in place, and the credit rating of the counterparty to create a risk profile of the asset.
  • Examine the active PPA contracts of US power plants based on the number and volume of transactions for indicators of contract renewal and expiration.
  • Generate the latest list of coal units around the world set to retire or undergo fuel conversions to see where and when power will be coming off the grid and mines that will be losing customers.
  • Conduct analysis on natural gas contracts to evaluate pipeline contract expiration and potential areas for default.

Leverage industry news and company fundamentals to understand owner and parent company credit risk.

  • Monitor fluctuating market conditions and other factors that quickly impact a firm's credit health.
  • Utilize our financial research and analysis on ROTC, ROE, regulatory issues, earnings, and market price performance to evaluate counterparty risk for US markets.
  • Understand a utility’s credit outlook and ratings history to help measure their credit worthiness.

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Monitor fossil fuel procurement with our fuel deliveries

Leverage fossil fuel deliveries

  • Research counterparty fundamentals to supplement due diligence to prevent entering risky contracts.
  • Identify existing fuel delivery contracts for power plants and check which contracts are about to expire to figure out potential new fuel delivery candidates.
  • Understand competitor activity through plant fuel procurement including supplier, quantity, quality, and reported fuel costs.

Track pricing for fuel cost savings

  • Identify arbitrage opportunities on natural gas day-ahead, spot, futures, and forward markets to hedge fuel costs and procurement.
  • Calculate regional spreads to see which regions are more profitable for fossil fuel power plants.

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Execute your growth strategy with a fuller view of competitive insights

Benchmark assets and project data for market development

  • Pull a unit’s modeled O&M expenses to identify costs associated with running the plant.
  • Utilize power plant unit level attributes: turbine details, O&M data, operating capacity, net generation, and heat rate metrics for generation planning and efficiency.
  • Aggregate power plant historical data to understand fuel and capacity trends in the market.

Understand energy markets for competitive positioning

  • Gain vital insights into the demand response of the ISO markets and transmission outlooks for generation strategy.
  • Get updates on assets with the highest potential risk of early retirement for supply and demand forecasting
  • Quickly view capacity additions, new project builds, and development projects on power projects and library templates.

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Inform your strategy with regulatory research and rate cases.

Scan the juridical framework to evaluate regulatory risk

  • Assess comparative regulatory risk across state jurisdictions using our Commission Profiles to better gauge the likelihood of constructive regulatory outcomes.
  • Evaluate trends in Authorized ROEs using our Rate Case Statistics and Graphs data to help you track the historical performance across Electric and Natural Gas services.
  • Access the dozens of reports and analysis produced each week covering a wide topic of analysis from adjustment clauses to renewable energy.

Investigate present and past rate cases for strategy and M&A.

  • Access over 35 years of rate case data to stay up to date on rate-making activity and tracking.
  • Stay on top of all pending and past rate cases to see requested and authorized ROEs and rate increases for M&A and valuation.
  • Be further informed with our RRA calendar which provides a searchable listing of upcoming utility regulatory developments.

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Empower Your Investment Strategy in the Energy Transition.


Power Evaluator
Market-defining power plant valuation suite

Power Evaluator is a cutting-edge valuation suite on S&P Capital IQ Pro that integrates with our best-in-class asset-level data, 40,000+ machine-learning-powered nodal forecasts, and physical risk metrics to deliver reliable, lightning-fast valuations. Built with multiple power forecasting scenarios and adjustable financial assumptions, our completely customizable valuation suite unlocks the true value of your power plant investments from start to finish:

  • Screen for power projects, portfolios, and companies
  • Build and analyze potential new power plants and portfolios
  • Simulate a project or portfolio sale
  • Track portfolio progress to net-zero


Energy Industry Analysis

US Power Forecast Q2'23 - Forward to the Past: The Implications of Inexpensive Fossil Fuels for the Energy Transition

US Power Forecast Q2'23 - Forward to the Past: The Implications of Inexpensive Fossil Fuels for the Energy Transition

Decarbonizing Gas Utilities: The role of hydrogen and renewable natural gas

Decarbonizing Gas Utilities: The role of hydrogen and renewable natural gas

On-Demand Energy Webinars

On-Demand Energy Webinars

Latest Energy News & Analysis
Stay ahead of the fast-changing global energy sector with vital insights.


Global Energy Company Coverage

Our comprehensive energy industry coverage on S&P Capital IQ Pro includes 4,300+ public and 118,000+ private energy companies worldwide.

71K+ Power Plants
58K+ Utilities
17K+ Renewables Electricity
7K+ IPPs & Energy Traders
70K+ Oil & Gas
10K+ Coal & Fuels

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Build a pipeline of quality renewable energy projects quickly with reliable power sector data and timely insights. We can help you understand where these opportunities are, how the projects could add value to your operations, and monitor the latest energy market and regulatory developments.

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Client Case Studies

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Identifying Datacenter Prospects for Renewable Energy

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Private Equity firm in energy sector finds the focus shift to renewables eased with one stop solution.

How Different Responses to Climate Change Impact a Companys Creditworthiness
Climate Risks 9 Jul, 2021

How Different Responses to Climate Change Impact a Companys Creditworthiness

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