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Levelized Cost of Electricity

Levelized cost comparisons help explain value of various electric generation technologies

June 5, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Power Generation and Cost

When power plants are built, several factors influence the choice of fuels and technologies that will ultimately generate electricity. Cost is one of the most difficult factors to compare, as technologies can have vastly different capital, fuel, maintenance, and financing costs, as well as different utilization rates.[read more]

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Electricity Supply Industry

 

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How Cheap and Abundant Natural Gas Affects Renewables

January 3, 2011 by Christopher Head
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Cost of producing energy before subsidies, per megawatt hour. Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 3rd quarter 2009. Low natural gas prices coupled with discoveries of abundant shale gas reserves have made the last 18 months an exciting time for energy in the United States. Until mid-2009, investors were scrambling to find a low cost...[read more]

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October 15, 2010 by Rod Adams
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I have been musing a bit this morning about the impact of the cost of money for nuclear projects in the United States compared to the cost of money for other energy investments. I have a spreadsheet model that I built based on the methodology described in Appendix 5.A — Calculation of the Levelized Cost of Electricity of the MIT Future...[read more]