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Investment Banking for the Energy sector

Make smarter investments and financing decisions in the energy transition with deep energy sector data, financials, and analytics on S&P Capital IQ Pro.

Empower your energy investments with S&P Capital IQ Pro.

As the energy transition accelerates, how can you keep up with the changing landscape to identify potential investment opportunities? What are the impacts of the ever-shifting regulatory environment on your investments? Discover how S&P Capital IQ Pro can help you stay up-to-date with energy market trends, project electricity price forecasts, and assess the performance of energy companies, to make well-informed energy investment decisions.


Perform valuations across different energy assets.

Perform power plant valuations with deep asset data and market fundamentals

  • Access power prices and historic plant operational metrics to screen the surrounding power market and perform peer benchmarking.
  • ​Utilize power prices, expected capacity revenue, and O&M expenses to model plant revenues for asset M&A.
  • Calculate potential cash flows through inter and intra-market spreads for power plants for potential acquisitions.

Generate valuation analysis for natural gas pipelines

  • Leverage our Natural Gas Index of Customer to build a comparative view and benchmark both transportation and storage customers. Evaluate estimated monthly revenue by pipeline for valuation analysis.
  • Incorporate gas operating revenues and income from our Gas Pipeline Profile Template to supplement pipeline assessments.
  • Calculate expected revenue from reservation charges for pipeline appraisal by integrating the Index of Customer Data with the tariff charges.

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Conduct and validate financial analysis

Leverage corporate profile for company valuation and due diligence

  • Create valuations by applying the standard valuation methods, including DCF, Comparable Analysis, and Multiple Analysis using our model library.
  • Integrate present and historical templated, as-reported, or regulatory financials for your financial modeling and corporate finance decisions.
  • Review stock prices, ownership, estimates, ESG, and climate-related information on a company and peers for due diligence.

Monitor transaction data for M&A

  • Factor in deal financials, valuation, and target operations to appraise the fair value of generation assets for potential synergies.
  • Track transaction movement to identify projects, plants, or companies to buy or sell.
  • Screen our transactions database to estimate valuation brackets and perform comparable transaction analysis for transaction execution.

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Navigate the complexities of the energy regulatory landscape

Access proprietary energy regulatory research

  • Understand the impact of existing and upcoming regulations on the valuation and development of energy assets.
  • Delve deep into Commission Profiles and State Regulatory Evaluations to further understand regulatory risk by state.
  • Utilize RRA Focus Notes for weekly updates on investor-owned utilities (IOUs) rate proposals, return on equity (ROE) recommendations, and regulatory activities by the state for more local analysis.

Explore pending and past rate cases for investment and valuation analysis.

  • Review pending or past rate case dockets to evaluate ROE to measure the investment attractiveness of electric or gas IOUs.
  • Modify future cash flows and valuations by factoring in ROE and ROR (rate of return) of IOUs.
  • Extract ROE to assist clients with funding strategies, capital structures, and M&A.

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Explore energy transition risk and strategy

Evaluate a company’s assets and operations for sustainable investments

  • Analyze a company’s portfolio to screen for assets that need energy transition financing for sustainability.
  • Aggregate asset-level data to examine if a company’s energy transition strategy is in alignment with market trends.
  • Review your transition risk by factoring in a company’s traditional energy assets around the world and the stranded asset transition costs.

Enhance due diligence on market and company data

  • Activate your alerts functionality to stay abreast of the latest news in energy transition topics across regions.
  • Investigate company documents and filings to further understand a target’s low carbon strategy.
  • Evaluate the likely impact of regulatory and policy changes to assess financial implications for both existing and future investments.

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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 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

Identifying Datacenter Prospects for Renewable Energy
Datacenter Renewables 7 Jul, 2020

Identifying Datacenter Prospects for Renewable Energy

Private Equity firm in energy sector finds the focus shift to renewables eased with one stop solution.
Private Equity 25 Aug, 2023

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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Discover how our clients are successfully navigating risks and pursuing opportunities with essential intelligence.


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