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Founded by Dr. Sam Van Vactor in 1994, The Energy Market Report is the only newsletter of its kind, publishing daily prices for pre-scheduled power transactions and data on generation unit outages in the major Western, Texan, and Midwestern markets.


The EMR is sent out by e-mail with a .pdf attachment the same evening the market closes, and records prices for the most active Western, Midwestern, and Southeast hubs, including COB, Mid-Columbia, North and South Paths, Mead, Palo Verde, Four Corners, AEP, Cinergy, Entergy, PJM-West, ERCOT, ERCOT-North, Nepool, Comed, and TVA;

It also includes articles about daily changes affecting the market:

Alberta Power Pool prices
Flows and Flow Forecasts on Major Northwest Rivers
Electricity Futures Prices
Unit Outage Information
Industry Trends
Break-Even Heat Rates for Gas Units at Major Hubs
Spot Natural Gas Prices at Key Hubs
Natural Gas Forward Prices
Peak Load Forecasts
Temperature Forecasts at Major Load Centers



On February 1, 2008, the Energy Market Report was certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as a valid source of wholesale power pricing information for use in the calculation of jurisdictional tariffs. View FERC's official notification of certification here.

The staff of the EMR works with a variety of data partners to provide timely and accurate data to our subscribers. Below are some of our partners who have not opted for confidentiality: is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in helping nuclear companies to connect with workers to fill rewarding job opportunities. They provide the only up-to-date and accurate outage schedule, helping companies and workers make detailed outage plans. also has a strong online community featuring free message boards, email, and web sites allowing unprecedented communication in the industry. Other popular features include free online tests and study guides to help prepare workers for rigorous examinations, as well as a detailed nuclear facility information and photo section.

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