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North American Power Analytics

The North American Power Analytics product provides extensive sensitivity analysis data relating to natural gas price and long-term renewables penetration on a visually dynamic and interactive platform, supplementing the IHS Markit comprehensive power outlook out to 2050. Customize your workflow and gain a deep understanding of the North American power market to better assess business opportunities and gain a competitive edge.

Get a deeper understanding of the North American power market

Renewable Energy Penetration Sensitivity Module

Provides visualizations of key price and operational data, in response to increasing levels of renewable energy penetration:

  • All North American markets/regions; multiple price points
  • Captured prices for renewables and thermal generators, all-hours market prices, renewables curtailments (zonal)
  • Diurnal operating patterns of batteries and other technologies

Sensitivity of solar captured price to solar penetration in California

Sensitivity of batteries’ diurnal capacity factors to solar penetration in California

Sensitivity of solar captured price to solar penetration in ERCOT

Sensitivity of gas combined cycle captured price and capacity factor to solar penetration in PJM-West

Natural Gas Price Sensitivity Module

See the sensitivity of each generation technology’s capacity factor, captured price, and energy margin to the natural gas price; presented for each year and market/region.

Sensitivity of various technologies in Desert Southwest to Henry Hub price

Sensitivity of various technologies in PJM-Mid Atlantic to Henry Hub price

Merit Order Curve Module
Features generation supply curves by month-year or year for each market/region, depicting each technology type along with 10th, 50th, and 90th percentile market demand levels.

Merit order curve for California in 2045

Merit order curve for ERCOT in 2025

Merit order curve for Northern Illinois in 2035

Forecasting Analytics Module
Features capacity factor, captured price and energy margin by technology, year, and region for the IHS Markit forecasting base case for the North American power markets.

Detailed look at IHS Markit’s comprehensive power outlook in MISO-North

Detailed look at IHS Markit’s comprehensive power outlook in New York ISO

Product Specialist

Drew Bobesink

As a member of the North American Power Analytics team, he works with power modeling simulations to develop long-term power sector outlooks. He has conducted research on numerous aspects of the energy sector, such as economic retirements of coal plants and the increasing importance of hourly price shapes in the electricity market. In addition to his work in North America, Mr. Bobesink has analyzed power systems in Africa and the Middle East, including Rwanda and Oman. His previous research experience includes quantifying the importance of considering future uncertainty in power simulations for both risk-neutral and risk-averse decision makers. Mr. Bobesink holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University.

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Barclay Gibbs

Barclay Gibbs, Senior Director, leads North American power analytics for IHS Markit. He advises on power economics, due diligence, wholesale power price forecasting, and environmental/climate policy. Mr. Gibbs has advised electric utilities, independent power producers, fuels producers, investment banks, private equity firms, manufacturers of power generation equipment, construction/engineering firms, and industrial users of power.Recent/ongoing consulting projects include investment advisory and market benefits assessments for offshore wind projects in the Northeast US, an in-depth market study supporting a US nuclear power plant portfolio transaction, a buy-side market assessment for a portfolio of combined-cycle gas turbine plants (northeast US), and a property tax assessment in the WECC for a gas-fired power plant. Mr. Gibbs recently played a critical role on a team advising an African government regarding its electric sector growth strategy. He also oversaw the market simulations to support a gas-fired power and desalination plant transaction in Oman.Educated in chemical/environmental engineering, applied economics, and technology policy, Mr. Gibbs holds a BS from Bucknell University, an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and MS degrees from both Clemson University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Douglas Giuffre

Mr. Giuffre has more than 15 years of energy industry experience, with expertise in supply and demand forecasting, demand response, and capacity markets. He is the lead author of the IHS Markit Northeast Power Market Briefing, PJM Power Market Briefing, and North American Power Market Outlook. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Giuffre was a research economist at the Beacon Hill Institute, where he specialized in regulatory policy issues, including tax incentives for renewable energy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree from Suffolk University, United States.

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Meg McIntosh

Ms. McIntosh directs the delivery of data and insight products to clients active in the North American power and renewables markets. Thought leadership and outlooks cover a range of topics, including the US energy transition, renewable supply cost and competitiveness, clean energy policies, corporate clean energy procurement, evolving utility business models, and power market fundamentals. Previously, Ms. McIntosh was a director at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, where she oversaw the Industry Investment and Development Program, making loans to and equity investments in early-stage renewable energy companies and managing the organization's renewable energy certificate contract portfolio position. Ms. McIntosh also worked for PA Consulting, advising energy and financial sector clients on a variety of wholesale and retail energy market issues, including generation asset valuation and development of competitive retail supply business strategy. Ms. McIntosh holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an MBA from the Yale School of Management, United States.

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Renewable Energy Penetration Sensitivities Module

Natural Gas Price Sensitivities Module

Merit Order Curve Module

Planning Case Analytics Module

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