EV Market Ops

Each minute, the energy market produces a flood of data on prices and demand — as well as valuable hourly inputs including generation, heat rates, and emission details. When combined, these data segments can offer answers to crucial questions on the performance of key players in the energy industry.  But analysts often find it challenging to isolate the trends and developments that matter most.

EV Market Ops is all about the details. It collects, proofs, and models data on nodal prices, unit level generation, hourly load forecasts, and other granular information from throughout the energy industry – and makes that data available across Velocity Suite for further analysis.  EV Market Ops offers solutions to clarify strategy and assist with sound, data-driven decisions on trade support, operations, and investing.

Sample EV Market Ops Data Analysis

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How You Can Use EV Market Ops Data

  • Identify the impact of new environmental regulations on regional emissions, dispatch, and marginal costs.
  • Estimate unit profit and revenue streams based on historic generation and LMPs.
  • Develop viable trading strategies based on current and historic congestion trends in the ISO markets.
  • Review pricing trends based on demand and fuel mix by location and zone.
  • Research hourly supply and demand trends across North America.
  • Benchmark hourly unit performance across prime mover, fuel, time of day, and market.

Key Features

Unit and Market Analytics Drill into unit and location level data to identify economic dispatch, hourly pricing movements, and time-series based tendencies using hourly data and statistical summaries.

Unit Generation and Emissions Report Analyst View data-rich display of unit-level hourly generation combined with emissions, heat rate, allowance, and price data.

Hourly Path Spread and Hourly Market Spread – Compare hourly data by source, sink, and market pairs to identify value opportunities in a range of scenarios including virtual trading, congestion hedging and unit siting and power purchase agreements.

Reserve and Capacity Margins – Combine demand data from multiple sources for the most complete demand picture available, with capacity data illustrating historic, current, and future reserve margins.

ISO Generation and Price Analyst – Track hourly LMP prices, hourly zonal load, and hourly unit generation by fuel type for a user-specified ISO zone and see how generator behavior responds to changes in price and load.

Unit Benchmark Analyst – Analyze and compare units using a variety of performance factors, including marginal cost by capacity factor, heat rate by capacity factor, and marginal cost by LMP.

Primary Data Sources

Independent System Operators: CENACE, PJM, MISO, CAISO, SPP, ERCOT, NYISO, ISONE, IESO (Ontario), AESO (Alberta), NMISA, and NBSO

  • Energy, ancillary, and capacity market results
  • Demand and demand forecast
  • Regional generation, forecast generation, and forecast outages
  • Model definitions and node attributes


  • Hourly generation, emissions and heat input data
  • Modeled heat rates, ramp rates and operational statistics

FERC 714
Canadian generation and emissions
Balancing authorities