Indonesia bans all coal exports to the Philippines due to recurring Abu Sayaff piracy off Sulu Sea

June 27th, 2016 1 Comment   Posted in Philippine coal supply

With Indonesia cutting off 70% of our coal supplies for the coal-fired CFB power plants in the country, this will worsen with the Digong presumptive appointee to DENR Gina Lopez who has declared war on mining. More »

How to run the Advanced Project Finance Models from OMT (Renewable Energy and Non-RE)

June 24th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in project finance models

How to run the Advanced Project Finance Models from OMT (Renewable Energy and Non-RE)

Your energy and power expert and consultant on project development and project finance modeling has prepared a short guide for running the demo versions that are available by clicking on the links in some of the articles in this blog and profile.

FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS: More »

Congrats Cavs and all its supporters. Hard work and focus paid off, over-turned the law of averages

June 18th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in Law of Averages

Congrats Cavs and all its supporters. Hard work and focus paid off, over-turned the law of averages

The Law of Averages – the Golden State Warriors will defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers

The law of averages will finally catch game 7. With the Cavs playing superbly above their average and the Warriors playing badly below their average, the law of average will swing back to the neutral position – the Cavs will play badly below their average and the Warriors will play above their average to win game 7. That is why it is called the law of average. You have to hit highs and lows to arrive at the average.

Bet on the Warriors.

 

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) – Solar Thermal Power Generation Technology Model

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) – Solar Thermal Power Generation Technology Model

Your energy technology selection expert has developed a CSP Project Finance Model for use by CSP project developers.

It can help you prepare the feasibility study and design or optimize the various options to give you the lowest Levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

Given inputs on installed unit capacity, number of units, capacity factor, all-in capital cost $/kW, fixed O&M cost $/kW/year and variable O&M cost $/MWh, you can calibrate the model to meet your annual generation and determine first year tariff, short-run marginal running cost SRMC and long-run marginal running cost LRMC (also known as LCOE). More »