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Annual Technology Baseline 2018

National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Recommended Citation:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 2018. 2018 Annual Technology Baseline. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. http://atb.nrel.gov/.


Please consult Guidelines for Using ATB Data:
https://atb.nrel.gov/electricity/user-guidance.html

Geothermal

Geothermal technology cost and performance projections will be more extensively updated upon completion of the Geothermal Vision Study. Until then, the projections are based on those documented in 2017 ATB - Geothermal, with the following changes:

  1. The dollar year was updated from 2015 to 2016 with 1.3% inflation.
  2. Technology-specific financial assumptions are included, as for other technologies in 2018 ATB, using data from Wall 2017.

Reference: Wall, A. M., Pl Dobson, H. Thomas (2017). "Geothermal Costs of Capital: Relating Market Valuation to Project Risk and Technology." Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 41. https://www.geothermal-library.org/index.php?mode=pubs&action=view&record=1033704.