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Title: Comparative analysis of energy costing methodologies

Abstract

The methodologies used for computing levelized busbar costs of electricity from geothermal (hydrothermal) resources used by 16 organizations active in the geothermal area are discussed. The methodologies are compared by (a) comparing the results obtained by using two standard data sets, (b) a theoretical analysis of the mathematical formulation of the embedded models, and (c) an examination of differences in data and assumptions. The objective is to attempt to resolve differences in estimates of geothermal (and conventional) electric power costs, upon which policies may be formulated and research, development and demonstration activities designed and implemented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mitre Corp., McLean, VA (USA). METREK Div.
OSTI Identifier:
5145399
Report Number(s):
MTR-7689
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 POWER PLANTS; POWER GENERATION; CALCULATION METHODS; COST; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; FINANCIAL DATA; HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; TAXES; DATA; GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; INFORMATION; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; Geothermal Legacy; 150800* - Geothermal Power Plants; 299002 - Energy Planning & Policy- Geothermal- (-1989); 150500 - Geothermal Energy- Economics, Industrial, & Business Aspects

Citation Formats

El-Sawy, A.H., Leigh, J.G., and Trehan, R.K. Comparative analysis of energy costing methodologies. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/5145399.
El-Sawy, A.H., Leigh, J.G., & Trehan, R.K. Comparative analysis of energy costing methodologies. United States. doi:10.2172/5145399.
El-Sawy, A.H., Leigh, J.G., and Trehan, R.K. Thu . "Comparative analysis of energy costing methodologies". United States. doi:10.2172/5145399. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5145399.
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abstractNote = {The methodologies used for computing levelized busbar costs of electricity from geothermal (hydrothermal) resources used by 16 organizations active in the geothermal area are discussed. The methodologies are compared by (a) comparing the results obtained by using two standard data sets, (b) a theoretical analysis of the mathematical formulation of the embedded models, and (c) an examination of differences in data and assumptions. The objective is to attempt to resolve differences in estimates of geothermal (and conventional) electric power costs, upon which policies may be formulated and research, development and demonstration activities designed and implemented.},
doi = {10.2172/5145399},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
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