For each electricity generation technology in the ATB, this website provides:
Electricity generation technologies are selected on the left side of the screen, and the topics highlighted above can be selected using the drop-down menu at the top-right of the screen.
Guidelines for using and interpreting ATB content are provided. LCOE captures the energy component of electric system planning and operation, but the electric system also requires capacity and flexibility services to operate reliably. These services are represented in electric sector models such as the Regional Energy Deployment Systems (ReEDS) model and corresponding analysis results such as the NREL Standard Scenarios.
The NREL Standard Scenarios, a companion product to the ATB, provides a suite of electric sector scenarios and associated assumptions—including technology cost and performance assumptions from the ATB.
ATB data sources and references are also provided for each technology. All dollar values are presented in 2015 U.S. dollars, unless noted otherwise.
Additional information about the 2017 ATB—available via links in the ATB website footer below—includes: