Projected Costs of Generating Electricity 2005

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This sixth study in a series on projected costs of generating electricity presents and analyses cost estimates for some 130 power and co-generation (heat and power) plants using coal, gas, nuclear and renewable energy sources. Experts from 19 OECD member countries, 2 international organisations and 3 non-member countries contributed to the study.

The levelised lifetime costs presented and analysed were calculated with input data from participating experts and commonly agreed generic assumptions, using a uniform methodology. Key issues related to generation costs are addressed in the report, including methodologies to incorporate risk in cost assessments, impact of carbon emission trading and integration of wind power into electricity grids.

A reference in the field, this publication will be of interest to energy policy makers, electricity system analysts and energy economists.

English Also available in: French


Other Generation Technologies

Nuclear Energy Agency

This chapter summarises the information collected and the results obtained for power plants relying on various technologies and energy sources besides the plant types covered in Chapters 3 to 5. Cost estimates calculated for those plants are presented below in five sections on distributed generation (3 plants), waste incineration and landfill gas (3 plants), combustible renewable (2 plants), geothermal (1 plant) and oil (1 plant). In the light of the limited number of data for each technology or energy source, the costs should be considered as indicative only and not necessarily representative of average trends.


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