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Title: Comparative analysis of energy costing methodologies. Appendix: report on levelized busbar-costing workshop held at MITRE/Metrek, June 29-30, 1978

Abstract

The proceedings of a workshop on levelized busbar costing methodologies which was held at MITRE/Metrek on June 29 and 30, 1978 are described. Particular emphasis was placed on consideration of geothermal energy sources. The objective of the workshop was to determine whether a consensus could be developed regarding the most appropriate methodologies and assumptions for levelized energy costing. The workshop was attended by representatives from energy resource, utility and engineering design companies, and by representatives of the Division of Geothermal Energy and R and D contractors for this Division. It was found that year-by-year calculations in current dollars were generally preferred, using either Discounted Cash Flow or Revenue Requirements methods. No consensus emerged on choice of discount rate or financial parameters such as debt/equity ratio, and tax credit carry forward/carry back provisions. It was felt that engineering aspects deserve close attention.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mitre Corp., McLean, VA (USA). METREK Div.
OSTI Identifier:
5113354
Report Number(s):
MTR-7689(App.)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC01-77ET28505
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; COST; FINANCIAL DATA; POWER GENERATION; CALCULATION METHODS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ELECTRIC POWER; MEETINGS; CONVERSION; DATA; ECONOMICS; ENERGY CONVERSION; INFORMATION; POWER; Geothermal Legacy; 150500* - Geothermal Energy- Economics, Industrial, & Business Aspects; 150800 - Geothermal Power Plants; 299002 - Energy Planning & Policy- Geothermal- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Leigh, J.G. Comparative analysis of energy costing methodologies. Appendix: report on levelized busbar-costing workshop held at MITRE/Metrek, June 29-30, 1978. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/5113354.
Leigh, J.G. Comparative analysis of energy costing methodologies. Appendix: report on levelized busbar-costing workshop held at MITRE/Metrek, June 29-30, 1978. United States. doi:10.2172/5113354.
Leigh, J.G. Thu . "Comparative analysis of energy costing methodologies. Appendix: report on levelized busbar-costing workshop held at MITRE/Metrek, June 29-30, 1978". United States. doi:10.2172/5113354. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5113354.
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