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Access over 40,000 machine-learning powered nodal and zonal pricing forecasts to see how differing assumptions in markets, policy and technology could impact your power plant or portfolio valuations.

Power Evaluator
Machine-Learning Powered
Nodal Forecasting

Power markets are dynamic. The acceleration of the energy transition injects significant variability and uncertainty. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind can be volatile in the short term but highly predictable as they strongly correlate with the weather. Non-homogeneous electricity prices due to different operating locations, market rules, operating models, climate change, and demand increase price volatility and can affect the accuracy of power plant valuations.

Understand how Power Evaluator delivers unique and advanced forecasting capabilities to mitigate the risk of power price fluctuations in power plant valuations.

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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 power 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 goals

Power Evaluator Key Solutions


Portfolio Advisor

Simulate potential plant acquisitions and divestment opportunities and clearly see how those choices impact your portfolio’s financial health and your ability to achieve net-zero goals.

Scenario Analysis

See how differing assumptions in markets, policy, and technology can impact your asset or portfolio valuation using multiple forecasting scenarios.

Net-Zero Benchmarks

Rank your power portfolio score against three key net-zero categories - Reliability, Cost-effectiveness, and Cleanliness. Editable weightings allow you to customize scores to match your firm’s strategic priorities.

Prospector & Simulator

Prospect for potential new build sites using a combination of mapping layers and nodal basis forecasting. Save it to your existing portfolio and understand the impacts on reliability, operating margin, and emissions goals.


What can you accomplish with Power Evaluator?


  • Power plant asset finder

  • Valuation dashboard & workbenches

  • Strategy-driven prospecting

  • Asset builder

Power plant asset finder

Flexibility to map your target plant, portfolio, company, or any custom combination of assets

Complete freedom to simulate mergers, acquisitions, or divestments of any plant or portfolio

  • Screen for any power plant across the United States
  • Display and shade assets using 100+ metrics from capture price to asset value to wildfire exposure
  • Prepare a custom portfolio of assets for analysis - combine companies, fleets, or individual assets

Valuation dashboard & workbenches

Extensive forecasting, lighting-fast power plant valuations

Conduct a valuation with more conviction using machine learning-powered nodal forecasts, multiple pricing scenarios, quantifiable physical risk, and adjustable financing assumptions

  • Compare plant valuations using multiple forecasting scenarios and 40,000+ machine-learning-powered nodal forecasts
  • Customize analysis with 30+ adjustable financial assumptions
  • Quantify the impact of physical risks on your portfolio or asset
  • Benchmark your company’s progress to net zero goals with a focus on balancing the three categories: cost-effectiveness, cleanliness, and reliability
  • Download pricing curves and a complete pro forma for your portfolio

Strategy-driven prospecting

Screen for new places to build power plants

Plan and visualize your strategy with our sophisticated hex-mapping system integrated with comprehensive metrics

  • Choose from any fuel/technology type as a siting option
  • Visualize any market, state, or region on our hex-mapping system, integrated with over 100 metrics including physical risk scores, weather, capacity credits, asset value, and nodal basis
  • Chain metrics together to identify the single latitude/longitude that delivers the best combination of criteria for your siting strategy

Asset builder

Simulate the interconnection of a power plant, wired with net-zero assessment

Build your asset with robust metrics, aligning with your net-zero goals

  • Explore the different fuel and technology building options for your selected location
  • Add your power, renewable energy credit, ancillary, and additional pricing strips information for a more robust valuation
  • Simulate the interconnection to different nodal points
  • Understand how the construction of an asset could bring your portfolio closer to net zero goals using the editable weightings in our True Zero Workbench


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Diverse Use Cases Across Industries


  • Investment Management & Private Equity

  • Utilities & IPPs

  • Renewable Energy Developer

  • Investment Banking

  • Professional Services

Investment Management & Private Equity

Analyze Company and Competitor Portfolios
Judge how well a certain asset fits a company’s net zero strategies or how impactful any investments or divestments could potentially be to your portfolio.

Evaluate Projects to Fit Your Financial Strategy
Capitalize on regional and national policy changes such as the Inflation Reduction Act and uncover tax credit opportunities to determine project viability and future cash flows. Evaluate capital raising with powerful screening tools to identify comparable transactions.

Scenario-driven Valuation Analysis
Adapt against change in the market by employing diverse forecasting scenarios. Gain valuable insights into the potential fluctuations of your assets or portfolio.

Assess New Build Opportunities
Generate investment ideas and hypotheses or conduct deep-dive analyses on selected assets and companies, supported by reliable fundamentals and related data to quickly understand which projects are viable and to maximize efficiencies.

Utilities & IPPs

Optimize Portfolios and Benchmark Assets
Analyze the grid and power markets to examine if new power plants are needed or assess opportunities to acquire efficient operating plants. Stress-test asset performance to identify strengths and weaknesses in peer and competitor portfolios.

Evaluate Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
Optimize your business strategy to reach communicated net-zero goals. Understand how acquiring or divesting simulated or real asset portfolios could impact your progress and identify counterparties to work with and to achieve your goals.

Conduct Scenario-based Valuations
Markets, policy, and technology are constantly evolving. Using multiple forecasting scenarios and understanding how fluctuations impact your asset or portfolio can prepare you for these changes.

Market Screening and Business Development
Quickly simulate the impact of different power plant purchase agreement contract structures on valuation. Identify the most valuable assets, portfolios, and the players involved in bringing them to market.

Renewable Energy Developer

Perform Deep Power Market Analysis
Understand the energy market landscape, account for the value of power down to nodal levels, define competitive positions, and monitor regulation and policy implications.

Pinpoint Locations and Model Plant Opportunities
Execute due diligence on potential new-build sites, and run studies on technical, regulatory, and environmental impact. Model greenfield projects and run sensitivity analysis to assess project feasibility.

Evaluate Partnerships and Power Purchase Agreements
Gain detailed insight into current activities and strategic drivers of competitors, installers, developers, and suppliers. Determine fair value measurements of power prices by adding power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Market Your Portfolio
Take your project from consideration to commissioned. Be in the strongest position to market your portfolio, win RFP bids, and receive project financing.

Investment Banking

Conduct Valuations to Adapt to Market Dynamics
Given the evolving landscape of markets, policies, and technology, employing multiple scenario-based valuations enables preparation for fluctuations. Understanding the impact of these changes on your assets or portfolio is crucial for strategic decision-making in investment banking.

Generate M&A Deal Flow
Source and vet new projects that fit your client’s needs. Find a target that meets your criteria, conduct valuations, and complete due diligence from start to finish.

Optimize Project Financing Strategies
Identify and assess active projects and developers that resonate with your sponsor’s strategic objectives. Evaluate project terms, risks, and feasibility utilizing proprietary forecasts and assumptions, ensuring alignment with investment banking goals and objectives.

Create Pitchbooks and Presentations
Develop compelling narratives by creating and updating financial models, pitchbooks, and PIBs effortlessly and efficiently. Export high-quality visuals and Pro-forma financials to make your analysis stand out and turn pitches into persuasive presentations.

Professional Services

Perform Scenario-driven Valuations
Markets, policies, and technology are changing every day in the professional services sector, making it essential to employ diverse forecasting scenarios. This approach allows for a comprehensive understanding of how fluctuations can affect assets or portfolios, equipping you with the foresight needed to navigate dynamic landscapes effectively.

Curate M&A Opportunities and Drive Growth
Identify and assess fresh opportunities aligned with your client's requirements. Discover potential targets that match your standards, conduct thorough valuations, and execute comprehensive due diligence throughout the process.

Evaluate Projects to Fit Your Client’s Strategy
Capitalize on regional and national policy changes such as the Inflation Reduction Act and uncover tax credit opportunities to determine project viability and future cash flows. Evaluate capital raising with powerful screening tools to identify comparable transactions.

Calibrate Project Finance Advice
Find active projects and developers that align with your sponsors' strategies. Evaluate project terms, risks, and viability based on proprietary forecasts and assumptions.

Optimize Project Financing Strategies
Identify and assess active projects and developers that resonate with your sponsor’s strategic objectives. Evaluate project terms, risks, and feasibility utilizing proprietary forecasts and assumptions, ensuring alignment with investment banking goals and objectives.

Pinpoint Locations and Model Opportunities
Execute due diligence on potential new-build sites, and run studies on technical, regulatory, and environmental impact. Model greenfield projects and run sensitivity analysis to assess project feasibility.

Craft Persuasive Pitchbooks and Presentations
Craft engaging narratives through the seamless creation and maintenance of financial models, pitchbooks, and PIBs. Effortlessly generate high-quality visuals and pro-forma financials to enhance the impact of your analysis, transforming pitches into compelling presentations that resonate with clients.


Best-in-class data from S&P Global


Power Evaluator on S&P Capital IQ Pro brings together billions of data points across S&P Global's premium power plant asset, financial, and climate risks datasets -
S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Commodity Insights, IHS Markit, S&P Global Sustainable 1 and highly regarded third party sources.

40,000+

Machine-learning powered nodal basis forwards

30 Years

Power price forecasts

30+

Adjustable financial valuations assumptions

15,000+

Power plant assets

45,000+

Physical risk scores tied to power plant assets

8 Climate Risk Indicators

Extreme heat, extreme cold, fluvial flood, drought, tropical cyclone, wildfire, water stress, and coastal flooding


Power Industry Insights




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