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Platts M2MS-Power

Platts M2MS - Power is the definitive standard for valuing short and long-term physical and financial electric power contracts, specifically designed to meet the needs of the risk management community. Independent, transparent and based upon our exclusive use of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) settlement data, Platts M2MS - Power equips you with market-based forward curves and supporting analytical data for 73 key trading hubs in North America. This data, along with our extensive spot price history and proprietary quantitative techniques, allows us to provide standardized, granular forward curves for liquid and illiquid trading hubs alike.


  • Validate internally-generated forward curves
  • Mark-to-market and calculate P&L for your portfolios with confidence
  • Calculate value-at-risk (VaR) earnings-at-risk (EaR), cash-flow-at-risk (CFaR), or other daily risk management measurement and reporting functions
  • Model prices, calculate the current value of derivative instruments, forecast trends, and better evaluate physical and financial assets
  • Perform key portfolio risk management functions including risk disaggregation and decomposition, stress testing, and scenario building
  • Measure counterparty risk and manage collateral with unbiased inputs
  • Optimize strategic assets, mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure investment decisions
  • Resolve legal or contractual disputes through the provision of standardized and industry-adopted independent valuations, based on a transparent methodology


  • Platts M2MS-Power offers curves for the 73 power hubs in five regional packages: ERCOT, Northeast, Southeast, PJM/MISO, and West
  • Platts M2MS-Power National Package includes a cross-section of 22 North America trading hubs
  • Platts M2MS-Power uses ICE settlement and activity data and EIA forecasting data to produce:
      • Published daily: 120-month (10-year) forward curves provided market-based forward prices with monthly granularity
      • Published monthly: 240-month (20-year) forward curves combine 120-month daily forward assessments with 240-month price extensions incorporating market fundamentals
      • Published daily: 36-month (3-year) forward heat rates are calculated as the ratio between M2MS-Power/Henry Hub and M2MS-Power/Specified Regional Hub at the same delivery month