Other Technologies (EIA)
Current and future cost and performance data
Capital Expenditures (CAPEX)
Current and future capital costs are from
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Costs
O&M costs are from Table 8.2 of the AEO2021 (EIA, 2021) and are assumed to be constant over time. Because the EIA fixed O&M costs for new power plants do not include property tax and insurance costs as part of their reported cost, we increase the fixed O&M by 20%, which is approximately consistent with the internal property tax and insurance accounting that occurs within EIA's capacity expansion model.
The average capacity factor is the fleet-wide average
Other Default Assumptions
- Heat Rates: Heat rates are from Table 8.2 of AEO2021 and assumed to be constant over time.
- Fuel Prices: Fuel prices are based on the AEO2021 Reference scenario.
- Financing: Default financial assumptions are used.
Notes and Adjustments
|Technology||Subtechnology||Notes and Adjustments|
|Biopower||Dedicated biopower plant (dedicated)|
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