ICIS Power Perspective & Power Horizon

Insight, impact analysis and price forecasting across the European power markets

Power market developments and changes to energy policy such as Germany’s coal phase out, the UK’s Carbon Price Floor (CPF) and changing renewable support schemes can drive revenues and costs, but they can change quickly. You’re expected to stay on top of each new development and advise on how to react to them. However, it can be difficult to monitor changes and assess the impact of developments in a rapidly moving market. ICIS makes sure that the latest events are put into context for your business by giving you access to detailed and clear impact analysis and price forecasting for European markets.

What do we do?

We’ve been leading the way on carbon and gas markets for years, so we are very familiar with the needs of traders, analysts, investors and strategists when it comes to market data and analysis.

ICIS Power Perspective includes a wealth of knowledge, analysis and insight into current power markets in Europe. Power Horizon provides power price forecasting up until 2030. You can trust ICIS to deliver what decision-makers need – and you can speak to our experts any time.

The solutions:

Power Perspective and Power Horizon can be tailored depending on your needs and regions of interest. The power market solutions also give you direct access to our analysts via phone, email and messenger, so that you can discuss and clarify viewpoints, test assumptions, model details and particularities of power price forecasts. To find out more about the solutions or to arrange a free demo, please contact the team.

ICIS Power Perspective

  • Pan-European market coverage, including policy and regulation
  • Red flag service for developments and their impact
  • Renewable auctions data and outlook
  • 2030, 2050 visions
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ICIS Power Horizon

  • Power price forecasts for EU 28 until 2030
  • Hourly granularity
  • Ad-hoc scenario analysis
  • Optimal dispatch
  • Cross-border flow forecast
  • Interactive marginal costs & merit order analysis
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ICIS provides a level of transparency that is really unique compared to what we have with other data providers. They can afford this level of transparency because in terms of methodology and assumptions they don’t have anything to hide.

The readiness to share detail is really something that helps us to then take this information and to integrate the information with our views and build consistent scenarios.

Equity Analyst, Investment Bank

I would outline the need for speed and flexibility on our trading desk – in this ICIS supports us very very strongly.

One thing that ICIS is particularly good at is their analysis of any type of event that would alter the power or carbon markets.

Power Trader, Large Utility

How ICIS can support your business

  • Respond to change: No need to wait days or weeks for a consultant or lawyer’s view on legislative or regulatory changes. We report the key information, along with the impact, within hours.
  • Focus on policy: Understanding the detail behind the policies that determine power market success or failure is what we do best. Our experts get to grips with the practical impact of evolving policies, which means that you can concentrate on the actions required to build profits.
  • Providing context: We ensure that the latest policy developments across European power markets are put into context for your business. Use the insight for your advantage, respond quickly to changes and maximise opportunities to protect your profits.
  • Expertise: Boost your capacity across the entire European power market-place and use the insights from our power market experts, to provide third-party analysis to back up your view.

What’s offered?

Insight and analysis: Our experts look at the news from an informed perspective, interpreting the meaning of change and understanding its impact.

Coverage: Consistent and comparable coverage of all European power markets using the same methodology and presented in English. This means that information can be evaluated and decisions made without additional processing.

What's offered?

Forecasting to 2030: Regulatory change can have far-reaching consequences for your business. We combine our assessments and insight with robust long-term forecasts, so you can predict the potential positive or negative impact on your future bottom line.

Relevant information, timely: We understand you’re short of time and simply want to get straight to the point – which is exactly what we do. Choose ICIS for concise information and easy-to-assess formatting, all delivered straight to your inbox.

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Meet the team

Philipp Ruf

Philipp Ruf

Director of Global Power & Carbon Analytics

Philipp is the director of the global Power & Carbon Analytics team. He can be reached at philipp.ruf@icis.com

Marcus Ferdinand

Marcus Ferdinand

Head of European Carbon & Power Analytics

As head of European Power & Carbon Market analytics, Marcus provides qualitative and quantitative analysis in the rapidly changing energy markets in the EU. He can be reached at marcus.ferdinand@icis.com

Stefan Feuchtinger

Stefan Feuchtinger

Senior analyst – Global Power & Carbon Markets

Stefan is a senior analyst in the Global Power & Carbon Analytics team at ICIS, and works across the qualitative and quantitative analyst teams to provide a holistic view of developments around the world. He can be reached at stefan.feuchtinger@icis.com

Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones

Senior analyst – EU Carbon & Power Markets

Matthew provides quantitative and qualitative analysis of a range of European power markets, with a focus on EU regulatory developments and the UK. He can be reached at matthew.jones@icis.com

Anise Ganbold

Anise Ganbold

Senior analyst – EU Power and Carbon Markets

Anise provides quantitative and qualitative analysis on European power markets for our power analytics solutions. Previously, Anise was a European gas and power analyst with S&P Global Platts and Eclipse Energy Group. She can be reached at anise.ganbold@icis.com

Vija Pakalkaite

Vija Pakalkaite

Analyst – EU Power & Carbon Markets

Vija Pakalkaite specialises in the Nordic, Baltic and central-eastern European power markets and renewable energy regulatory frameworks, as well as renewable energy auctions across Europe. She can be reached at vija.pakalkaite@icis.com

Irina Peltegova

Irina Peltegova

Editor, European Daily Electricity Markets

As the editor of the European Daily Electricity Markets (EDEM) report at ICIS, Irina oversees the editorial power team’s output across platforms. Irina is also an expert in the southeast European power markets. She can be reached at irina.peltegova@icis.com

Ellie Chambers

Ellie Chambers

Deputy Editor, European Daily Electricity Markets

Ellie has a focus on central-east European power markets, typically writing news stories on the Polish, Czech and Slovak markets. She can be reached at ellie.chambers@icis.com

Christopher Somers

Christopher Somers

Deputy News Editor, ICIS Energy

Chris Somers is deputy news editor of the energy team at ICIS. He specialises in Nordic power, as well as the nascent Irish electricity market. He can be reached at christopher.somers@icis.com

Access free resources from ICIS

Germany's coal phase-out: scenario analysis for the German power price to 2030

Germany's coal phase-out: scenario analysis for the German power price to 2030

Earlier this year, a German coal commission was formed by the government and tasked to put forward a timeline for exiting coal generation.

This ICIS analysis provides insight into the working principles of the commission and evaluates four coal phase-out scenarios with regards to their impact on capacity development and German power prices up to 2030.

The Automation Generation: How Automated Trade is Changing Europe's Energy Markets

The Automation Generation: How Automated Trade is Changing Europe's Energy Markets

Automated trading is booming on the European intra-day power markets and is about to take off on the intra-day gas markets. Power and gas companies are looking into more automated trade of long-term products too.

Will automation take over energy trade? This insight looks into reasons and ways to automate power and gas trade, the share of automated trade, its regulatory framework and future trends.

European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018

European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018

Wholesale electricity prices are set to remain on the high side in most European markets this summer, but the risk of price spikes will be mitigated in several countries by better hydropower stocks compared to the previous year.

This Power Summer Outlook Snapshot provides a brief overview of the drivers likely to influence power prices this summer, and an idea of what to expect in the coming months.

Trends in renewable energy support: is the Spanish case a forerunner for the rest of the EU?


On 12th July 2018 our power and carbon experts, Matthew Jones and Anise Ganbold, presented a live webinar shedding light on the future direction of Spanish energy policy to 2030, putting developments into the wider context of the soon to be agreed EU clean energy package.

Download the webinar recording and slides to find out about European renewable targets for 2020 and 2030, the evolving support mechanisms for renewables, the outlook for subsidy-free solar and wind and the debate over coal and nuclear phase-out.

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Europe goes renewable – the evolution of renewable subsidy schemes


With this market insight paper, ICIS explores the different paths that Germany, Poland and the UK have chosen on their way to achieving their renewable targets and a cost reduction for the installation of renewable technologies.

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ICIS Power Horizon: Dutch government maintains plans for a minimum carbon price floor

This story was originally published for ICIS Power Perspective subscribers on 08 October 2018 at 15:58 CET. The Dutch economy ministry announced on... Wed, 10 Oct 2018

UK Labour Party releases plans for massive renewable capacity expansion

This story has originally been published for ICIS Power Perspective subscribers on  02 October at 16:27 CET. On 27 September the UK Labour Party... Thu, 04 Oct 2018

ICIS Power Perspective: Romania’s Long-Term Energy Strategy shows low renewables ambition

This story has originally been published for ICIS Power Perspective subscribers on 26 September 2018 at 11:55 CET.  Romania’s Energy Ministry... Thu, 27 Sep 2018

ICIS Power Perspective: Estonia will close 619MW of oil shale generation in 2019

This story has originally been published for ICIS Power Perspective subscribers on 04 September 2018 18:14 CET. The largest Estonian electricity... Fri, 07 Sep 2018

ICIS Power Perspective: High power prices despite increased hydro on the Iberian Peninsula

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