Barclays Capital launches US power index

The investment bank hails its US Power Index as the first to comprehensively track the national price of electricity across all actively traded regional markets in the US. The index provides investors with both broad exposure to the US power industry and a new method for hedging either regional or national wholesale power prices, the bank said.

Designed to track the forward price of US power, the index monitors performance of peak power forward contracts over a range of maturities. Power pri

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