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 and comparisons to other literature are provided. LCOE accounts for many variables important to determining the competitiveness of a building and operating a specific technology (e.g., upfront capital costs, capacity factor, and cost of financing); however, it does not necessarily demonstrate which technology in a given place and time would provide the lowest cost option for the electricity grid. This analysis is performed using 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 2016 U.S. dollars, unless noted otherwise.
Additional information about the 2018 ATB - available via links in the ATB website footer below - includes: