North American Power Markets in Transition

Sponsored by: ABB

Focused on:

  • Power Markets
  • Renewable Generation

Date: 4 December


Time: 2PM London/9AM New York

The market, policy, and technological forces shaping it and the impacts on investment

The North American power markets are in a state of transition. Baseload power plants are aging, the costs of renewable generation is declining, the shale gas revolution has brought natural gas and coal into direct competition, and policymakers are debating faster decarbonization or a continuation of the status quo. Further, recent interest and investment into distributed generation is threatening the conventional hub-and-spoke power delivery model.

This webinar will explore the current state of the North American power markets, including a glimpse at what ABB forecasts through its “gold standard” North American Power Reference Case. It will explore the market, policy, and technological forces that are shaping the market, including the regulatory and economic assumptions contributing to environmental, power and fuels market price forecasts across the regions in the North American Reference Case.

Investments in the North American power market will be discussed and how the analytical solutions ABB has to offer including software tools, Reference Case, and Velocity Suite, the industry’s most trusted for comprehensive energy data.

Whether building a new generation asset, providing financing for new generation, considering entry into a new market or any other major capital decision, the need for comprehensive market intelligence, accurate forecasts, and software tools is critical. This is why, asset owners, investors and portfolio managers around the world rely on ABB for power market forecasting, data, and software. We invite you to understand more about how this could help you and your teams make better, more informed decisions.

Presented by

Tom Sweet,

Director, ABB Global Reference Case

Mr. Sweet is the Director of the Global Power Reference Cases at ABB Enterprise Software, and has more than 35 years of utility experience. Mr. Sweet is responsible for North American power products and consulting. He oversees the content, schedule, development, preparation, and resource budget of North American power products. He helps develop the North American power market consulting strategy; oversees the execution of consulting assignments; mentors and assists staff performing consulting assignments. He also develops and mentors others regarding algorithm, system interface, and database design.

Prior to joining ABB, he held a wide variety of management and technical positions in the electric utility industry. Specific positions in the Planning, Rates, Environmental, Generation, System Operations, and Merchant Plant Departments provide Mr. Sweet multidisciplinary perspectives on energy issues.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Insights into the North American Market
  • Identify potential for renewables and distributed generation
  • Identify potential for gas resources
  • Understand the fundamentals of the North American Market


  • Energy Procurement
  • Electricity Procurement
  • Price Forecasting
  • Modelling
  • Simulation
  • Fundamental Analysis
  • Energy Market Analyst
  • Electricity Market Analyst
  • Power Market Analyst
  • Energy Trading
  • Electricity Trading
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Asset Valuation
  • Regulatory Analysis
  • Ancillary Services
  • Balancing Services
  • New Builds
  • Retirements
  • Mothball
  • Generation Portfolio Optimization
  • Transmission Analysis
  • Transmission Planning
  • Revenue Forecasting