Gabel Associates provides expert market analysis and economic forecasting for electric, natural gas, renewable energy certificates, and environmental markets, helping our clients more clearly assess projects and energy transactions. We publish monthly and quarterly reports monitoring market change and price volatility in the industry, bringing clarity to a fluctuating marketplace and enabling our clients to make educated and economically sound business decisions. A differentiating factor of the firm is the incorporation of our extensive market and regulatory intelligence into our in-depth understanding of market fundamentals.
The firm draws on its long experience with utility tariff rate design to provide long term utility rate forecasting. Our advanced modeling programs and access to historical and real time energy data allow us to provide our clients with detailed analysis of energy markets, all customized to each client's particular needs.
The firm also has extensive databases and analytical tools that allow for advanced analysis and modeling of the wholesale and retail power markets.
Gabel Associates closely monitors the power market and maintains extensive databases on locational marginal pricing (LMP) data, which is the mechanism used to determine wholesale hourly energy costs. Through a Microsoft Access-based model, the firm compiles historical pricing records on the real-time and day-ahead markets, which date back to 1998 for real-time and 2000 for day-ahead. Through our model, we have the ability to undertake advanced analysis of wholesale markets including price duration curves, locational analysis, or other configurations as requested by our clients.
In addition, the firm maintains a supply/demand forecast of the solar and Class I renewable markets, which utilizes wide-ranging market intelligence and expertise, coupled with market data and other key factors, to formulate a comprehensive view of these evolving markets.
Our participation in regulatory and legislative activity and our place on PJM committees gives Gabel Associates a unique ability to anticipate energy market trends and foresee major developments that may impact our clients. Our foresight - coupled with our work in all sectors of the industry - enables us to provide our clients with accurate and in-depth analysis of the energy industry.