Annual Technology Baseline (ATB) from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

 

The electricity sector ATB website provides consistent, freely-available technology-specific cost and performance parameters across a range of R&D advancements scenarios, resource characteristics, sites, fuel prices, and financing assumptions for electricity generation technologies, both at present and with projections through 2050. It contains projections for capacity factor, Capital Expenditures (CAPEX), Operations Expenditures (OPEX), and Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) as a summary metric for electricity generating technologies.

For example, the figure shows cost and performance projections for land-based wind in the 2019 ATB. Each cost component has a constant-cost (dashed), mid-cost (solid), and low-cost (dotted) projection.