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Electricity Costs and Economics Databook 2015 to 2025: Finding the Optimum Balance Between Renewable and Conventional Power Generation in a Carbon-Constrained World

出版商 Power Generation Research 商品編碼 312612
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 42 Worksheets; 41 Tables
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電力成本和經濟學:資料輯 Electricity Costs and Economics Databook 2015 to 2025: Finding the Optimum Balance Between Renewable and Conventional Power Generation in a Carbon-Constrained World
出版日期: 2016年10月31日 內容資訊: 英文 42 Worksheets; 41 Tables


目錄 (部分)

第1章 front page

第2章 簡介,市場背景,USP

第3章 本資料輯的主要特徵

第4章 本資料輯的主要的優點

第5章 主要市場課題

第6章 本資料輯的主要調查結果

第7章 本資料報告中回答得到的主要問題

第8章 本資料輯的主要的對象領域

第9章 調查手法

第10章 著者簡歷與聯絡處


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The power sector still remains an attractive area for investment but investors are now more cautious than previously. Global warming continues to be a dominant theme but alongside that there is a new pragmatism about fossil fuel combustion which will continue to dominate the power sector for another generation at least. Meanwhile renewable sources of generation continue to advance, led principally by wind power but with solar capacity growing rapidly too, though from a small base.

Electricity is the most important energy source in the modern age but also the most ephemeral, a source that must be consumed as fast as it is produced. This makes modeling the economics of electricity production more complex than carrying out the same exercise for other products. Accurate modeling is important because it forms the basis for future investment decisions. In the electricity sector two fundamental yardsticks are used for cost comparison, capital cost and the levelized cost of electricity. The latter is a lifecycle cost analysis of a power plant that uses assumptions about the future value of money to convert all future costs and revenues into current prices. This model is widely used in the power industry but has some significant failings, particularly in its ability to handle risk. Even so these two measures, together, are the first consulted when power sector investment and planning decisions are to be made.

Production of electricity has always involved an element of risk but this has been extended, and in some cases magnified by the introduction of liberalized electricity markets. One big source of risk is fuel price risk. If an investment is made today based on a predicted cost of natural gas that turns out to be wildly in error because prices soar, as has happened during the past decade, then that investment will be in danger of failing to be economical to operate. Therefore some measure of the risk of fuel price volatility should be included in any economic model. Other risks arise where large capital investment is required in untested technology. Meanwhile the liberalized market has introduced new types of risk more often associated with financial markets.

Key features

  • Analysis of power generation costs concepts, drivers and components.
  • Assessment of electricity costs for different technologies in terms of the two fundamental yardsticks used for cost comparison, capital cost and the levelized cost of electricity.
  • Insight relating to the most innovative technologies and potential areas of opportunity for manufacturers.
  • Examination of the key power generation technologies costs.
  • Identification of the key trends shaping the market, as well as an evaluation of emerging trends that will drive innovation moving forward.

Key benefits

  • Realize up to date competitive intelligence through a comprehensive power cost analysis in electricity power generation markets.
  • Assess power generation costs and analysis - including capital costs, overnight costs, levelized costs and risk analysis.
  • Identify which key trends will offer the greatest growth potential and learn which technology trends are likely to allow greater market impact.
  • Quantify capital and levelized cost trends and how these vary regionally. .

Key findings

  • Onshore wind power is potentially the cheapest of all the renewable technologies and it can be built for as little as $1,850/kW.
  • South Korean coal-fired power plants were estimated to cost $1,218/kW while in China the cost was even lower at $813/kW.
  • Adding CCS to a combined cycle power plant would raise the cost of electricity from the plant to $100.2/MWh.
  • A PC plant with CCS, meanwhile would provide electricity for £107/MWh.
  • In China the cost of wind power is notably higher than in the USA at $46/MWh, $60/MWh and $72/MWh at the three discount rates and in Germany it is much higher ($77/MWh - $108/MWh).

Key questions answered

  • What are the drivers shaping and influencing power plant development in the electricity industry?
  • What is power generation going to cost?
  • Which power generation technology types will be the winners and which the losers in terms power generated, cost and viability?
  • Which power generation types are likely to find favour with manufacturers moving forward?
  • Which emerging technologies are gaining in popularity and why?

Key areas covered

  • Key products/categories profiled:
  • Energy
  • Electricity Costs and Economics - capital costs and capital cost trends, particularly within the main renewable technologies, levelized costs and historical levelized cost trends, historical costs of electricity and fuel costs and fuel cost trends.
  • Key regions/countries covered: Europe and United States of America. Global focus.

Table of Contents(PARTIAL)

Section 1: Front Page Lead Data Table and Quote

Section 2: Introduction, market background and USPs

Section 3: Key features of this report

Section 4: Key benefits from reading this report

Section 5: Key Market Issues

Section 6: Key findings of this report

Section 7: Key questions answered by this report

Section 8: Key areas covered by the report

Section 9: Research methodology

Section 10: Author biography and contact details

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