HOW MINE-MOUTH POWER PLANT DEVELOPMENT WILL LOWER ELECTRICITY COST IN THE PHILIPPINES

November 20th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

HOW MINE-MOUTH POWER PLANT DEVELOPMENT WILL LOWER ELECTRICITY COST IN THE PHILIPPINES

By: Arnulfo A. Robles, Ismael U. Ocampo and Mars T. Ocampo

With valuable insights from: Dr. Guillermo R. Balce

Paper was Presented during the COAL BUSINESS POLICY FORUM 2016 at the New World Hotel, Makati, 17 November 2016

Abstract

The development of coal-fired mine-mouth power plants in the Philippines is one measure that can address the country’s need for electricity cost reduction, energy supply security and a shift from coal to renewable energy.

The use of mine-mouth power plants as a low-cost electricity development option in the USA, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos and Mongolia are cited as examples that can guide the Philippines. A review of coal resources in the country indicates 10 potential sites for mine-mouth power plants distributed in proximity to the electricity grid and HVDC substations. The estimated cost of generating electricity from these sites ranges from Php2.61/kwh to Php4.45/kwh, which is significantly lower than the average generation cost of Php5.425 in 2014.

Because mine-mouth power plants use indigenous coal resources, they can reduce the Philippines’ exposure to coal price volatility and protect the country from coal supply disruption due to commercial and political risks.

Coal-fired mine-mouth power plants utilizing circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) technology and low calorific value lignite can be converted to biomass-fired plants, which can use agricultural waste or wood chips sourced from systematic management of forest areas near plant sites. Thus, coal-fired mine-mouth power development is a potential measure in the country’s quest to shift from coal to renewable energy.

We therefore recommend that coal-fired mine-mouth power plants be given an incentive of priority dispatch similar to renewable energy plants. Benefits to host communities should be increased from 0.01 to 0.02 PhP/kWh (DOE 1-94) to encourage hosting of coal-biomass-fired mine-mouth power plants. COC holders and power plant investors should be encouraged to operate commercial biomass farms or industrial forest management areas in the vicinity of the plants to provide continuous fuel supply. The increment of 0.01 PhP/kWh may be shared among the barangays, municipalities and provinces to encourage the LGUs to host such power plants.

Inclusive economic growth is further assured by organizing the nearby communities into forest management cooperatives to plant and grow appropriate fast-growing tree species to supply the wood chip requirements of the coal-biomass-fired power plant. For instance, planting rubber trees that would provide rubber sap to a nearby rubber factory after 5 years would be ideal. This would provide immediate income after only 5 years up to 10 years when the rubber trees would be fully mature for wood chipping as they no longer produce rubber sap.

By planting specific areas in an organized manner, a continuous year-round supply of biomass wood chips is assured for the power plant, thereby extending the life of the mine-mouth coal reserves. Moreover, the biomass tree farm would ensure ecological balance within the surface/strip mine area. Once the coal reserves are exhausted or deemed expensive to mine, the biomass tree farm would ensure continued power plant operation, provide steady income to local communities and assure the supply of rubber sap to a nearby raw rubber factory.

Email me for the complete presentation, pictures of mine-mouth power plants, and calculation tables.

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You may download the complete document and presentation materials (in pdf format).

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Sample Project Finance Model

Here is a sample project finance model for a biomass thermal power plant that can be customized for your specific need: (Advanced regulator model)

adv-biomass-direct-combustion-model4-demo9

The same model above is also presented in just one worksheet (tab) so you would be able to understand better the structure of a project finance model: (OMT Energy Enterprises model)

omt-biomass-direct-combustion-model4-demo9

A sample non-thermal power plant (no fuel GHV and no fuel cost) can also be downloaded:

adv-mini-hydro-model3-demo5

A sample liquid fossil thermal power plant (with fuel GHV, fuel density and fuel cost) is also available:

adv-diesel-genset-model3-demo5

Email me if you need customization:

energydataexpert@gmail.com

You may order on-line any project finance model of any renewable, conventional, fossil, nuclear, combined heat and power, and energy storage power generation technologies by visiting this website:

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Or please visit this blog for any power generation technology article:

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Regards,

The energy technology expert and financial modeling expert

 

 

Project Finance Models on Sale (50% off) this October 2016

October 23rd, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Project Finance Models on Sale (50% off) this October 2016

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT BEFORE OCTOBER 31, 2016.

Hurry and avail of the sale (50% off) of project finance models based on a single template for determining the technical, economic and financial viability of various power generation technologies such as renewable (solar PV and solar CSP farms, on-shore and off-shore wind turbine farms, biomass cogeneration, biomass direct combustion, biomass gasification, biomass IGCC, waste-to-energy, run-of-river or mini-hydro and ocean thermal energy conversion OTEC), conventional (large hydro, pumped hydro, geothermal), fossil (oil genset, oil thermal, natural gas thermal, natural gas and oil fired combined cycle gas turbine CCGT, natural gas and oil fired open cycle gas turbine OCGT), nuclear, combined heat and power CHP and waste heat recovery systems (gasoline engine & waste heat recovery boiler, diesel engine & waste heat recovery boiler, biogas or LPG or natural gas turbine & waste heat recovery boiler).

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Sample Project Finance Model

Here is a sample project finance model for a biomass thermal power plant that can be customized for your specific need: (Advanced regulator model)

adv-biomass-direct-combustion-model4-demo9

The same model above is also presented in just one worksheet (tab) so you would be able to understand better the structure of a project finance model: (OMT Energy Enterprises model)

omt-biomass-direct-combustion-model4-demo9

A sample non-thermal power plant (no fuel GHV and no fuel cost) can also be downloaded:

adv-mini-hydro-model3-demo5

A sample liquid fossil thermal power plant (with fuel GHV, fuel density and fuel cost) is also available:

adv-diesel-genset-model3-demo5

Email me if you need customization:

energydataexpert@gmail.com

You may order on-line any project finance model of any renewable, conventional, fossil, nuclear, combined heat and power, and energy storage power generation technologies by visiting this website:

www.energydataexpert.com

Or please visit this blog for any power generation technology article:

www.energytechnologyexpert.com

Regards,

The energy technology expert and financial modeling expert

 

Reducing the High Cost of Philippine Electricity

October 22nd, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Reducing the High Cost of Philippine Electricity

After over 100 days, the DOE and the DU30 Administration has still no CONCRETE LONG-TERM PLAN and STRATEGY on HOW TO REDUCE ELECTRICITY COSTS – among the top 3 costliest power in ASIA if we include AUSTRALIA.

Yes you are right, the new SECRETARY of DOE has not yet developed, proposed and vetted to the public and stake holders their concrete short-term and long-term plan and strategy on how to reduce the country’s electricity costs.

All that can be heard are plans to expand RENEWABLE ENERGY technologies such as solar, wind, biomass, mini-hydro – most of which are too small a capacity and expensive compared to the current grid rate of 5-6 PhP/kWh provided mainly by the base load coal thermal, natural gas combined cycle gas turbine, geothermal, large hydro, and peak load oil thermal, diesel gensets and pumped hydro. More »

The Alternatives to Nuclear Power and Expensive Renewable Energy Technologies

September 8th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation, Uncategorized

The Alternatives to Nuclear Power and Expensive Renewable Energy Technologies

Talks about using nuclear energy and reviving the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) and to use rapidly getting cheaper renewable energy such as solar PV and wind are all long-shots in making Philippine electricity cheaper and more reliable.

What the country needs are safe, indigenous and base load power plants.

The nuclear option is a long-way to go as the country needs to develop and upgrade its nuclear regulatory framework (our Philippine Atomic Energy Commission is a research agency, not a nuclear regulator), the BNPP has to be technically, environmentally, geologically and economically studied to see if it is safe, its components are still in good working order or needs to be replaced and upgraded, the country is equipped to handle any nuclear mishaps, accidents, terrorist attacks, and the additional $1 billion to upgrade and make operational and cost of nuclear fuel rods will still allow BNPP to make electricity below grid rate of 5-6 P/kWh. We can’t reduce power costs unless we introduce power plants that are cheaper to build, more efficient to run, environmentally and geologically compliant, and have secure and cheaper sources of fuels. More »

The Ultimate Solution to High Electricity Costs in the Philippines

August 22nd, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

The Ultimate Solution to High Electricity Costs in the Philippines

Further to my previous blog on How to Reduce Electricity Costs, the following discussion will present the Ultimate Solution to reducing Philippine electricity costs – the highest rate in Asia.

The yardstick for comparing the various technologies of unequal lifetimes and capacity is the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) also called the long run marginal cost (LRMC) which is the sum of annualized capital cost, fixed O&M, variable O&M and fuel/lube costs. On the other hand, the short run marginal cost (SRMC) is the sum of all variable O&M and fuel/lube costs. The LRMC is used in long-term least cost capacity expansion planning by the DOE while the SRMC is used in short-term optimal dispatch such as the WESM hourly dispatch by the market operator (PEMC).

The LCOE or LRMC and SRMC may be computed using a simple cost formula developed by US NREL or by yours truly (RP MTO price formula – the grossed-up US NREL cost formula that considers depreciation and income tax rate). Download this file for data and formulas:

Cost of power generation technologies

However, in this presentation below, I used the more accurate project finance model similar to the NREB project finance model template approved by the ERC to calculate the first year tariff, LRMC, SRMC, equity and project IRR, NPV and PAYBACK, and DSCR (min, ave, max).

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Power Generation and Fuel Cycle Technologies – a Quick Guide to Energy Articles and Financial Modeling

July 9th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Power Generation and Fuel Cycle Technologies – a mini-lecture series with power point presentation and excel project finance models

Your energy technology selection expert is beginning a lecture series on power generation and fuel cycle technologies. This will involve a discussion on the principles of the technology, its history, capital and operating costs, benefits and risks.

Objectives

1) To provide the participants a basic understanding of the following commercially available:

– fuel cycle technologies

– power generation technologies, and

– energy storage technologies

2) To know the basic principles, costs, environmental impact, risks and applicability of each of these technologies, and

3) To present the technology roadmap of each of these technologies to guide us in the near term (next 20 years – up to 2020) and in the long term (next 50 years – up to 2050)

The Past

o Introduction – what-is-electricity

o How is Electricity Generated – generation-of-electricity

o History of Power Generation – history-of-power-generation

o The Complete Electric Power System (base load, intermediate & peaking loads)

The Present

o Commercially Available Fuel Technologies, Power Generation Technologies, and Energy Storage Technologies –

commercially-available-fuel-cycle-technologies

o Primary Energy Sources – primary-energy-sources

o Fuel Properties – fuel-properties

o For the commercially available technologies:

– Basic Principles

– Costs

– Environmental Impact

– Associated Risks

– Applicability

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES:

The Future

o The Technology Roadmap: Vision, Portfolio, Approach, Global Drivers of Change, Cost of Not Yet Commercially Available Tech –

technology-roadmap

o The Near Term Fuel, Power Generation, and Energy Storage Technologies (up to 2020) –

near-term-energy-sources

o The Long Fuel, Power Generation, and Energy Storage Technologies (up to 2050) –

long-term-energy-sources

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The project finance models of the power generation technology selection expert are based on one model template; hence, the results are unique for the technology’s capital and operating costs, fuel properties and costs, energy conversion efficiency or heat rate, and energy resource availability and reliability.

The financial models are denominated in Philippine Pesos (PhP 47.00 = USD). You can easily convert to your own local currency by changing the base and forward fixed exchange rate (e.g. XXX 100.00 = USD, USD 1.00 = USD) and do a global replacement of all PhP with XXX currency.

SAMPLE PROJECT FINANCE MODELS:

Sample Project Finance Model

Here is a sample project finance model for a biomass thermal power plant that can be customized for your specific need: (Advanced regulator model)

adv-biomass-direct-combustion-model4-demo9

The same model above is also presented in just one worksheet (tab) so you would be able to understand better the structure of a project finance model: (OMT Energy Enterprises model)

omt-biomass-direct-combustion-model4-demo9

A sample non-thermal power plant (no fuel GHV and no fuel cost) can also be downloaded:

adv-mini-hydro-model3-demo5

A sample liquid fossil thermal power plant (with fuel GHV, fuel density and fuel cost) is also available:

adv-diesel-genset-model3-demo5

Email me if you need customization:

energydataexpert@gmail.com

You may order on-line any project finance model of any renewable, conventional, fossil, nuclear, combined heat and power, and energy storage power generation technologies by visiting this website:

www.energydataexpert.com

Or please visit this blog for any power generation technology article:

www.energytechnologyexpert.com

Regards,

The energy technology expert and financial modeling expert

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SAMPLE PROJECT FINANCE MODELS:

RENEWABLE ENERGY

adv-biomass-cogeneration-model3-demo5 – process heat (steam) and power

adv-biomass-direct-combustion-model3-demo5 – bagasse, rice husk or wood waste fired boiler steam turbine generator

adv-biomass-gasification-model3-demo5 – gasification (thermal conversion in high temperature without oxygen or air, pyrolysis)

adv-biomass-igcc-model3-demo5 – integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology

adv-biomass-wte-model3-demo5 – waste-to-energy (WTE) technology for municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal and treatment

adv-biomass-wte-model3-pyrolysis-demo5 – waste-to-energy (WTE) pyrolysis technology

adv-mini-hydro-model3-demo5 – run-of-river (mini-hydro) power plant

adv-concentrating-solar-power-csp-model3-demo5 – concentrating solar power (CSP) 400 MW

adv-solar-pv-1-mw-model3-demo5 – solar PV technology 1 MW Chinese

adv-solar-pv-25-mw-model3-demo5 – solar PV technology 25 MW European and Non-Chinese (Korean, Japanese, US)

adv-wind-onshore-model3-demo5 – includes 81 wind turbine power curves from onshore WTG manufacturers

adv-wind-offshore-model3-demo5 – includes 81 wind turbine power curves from  offshore WTG manufacturers

adv-ocean-thermal-model3_10-mw-demo5 – ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technology 10 MW

adv-ocean-thermal-model3_50-mw-demo5 – ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technology 50 MW

CONVENTIONAL, FOSSIL AND NUCLEAR ENERGY

adv-geo-thermal-model3-demo5 – geothermal power plant  100 MW

adv-large-hydro-model3-demo5 – large hydro power plant 500 MW

adv-coal-fired-cfb-thermal-model3_50-mw-demo5 – subcritical circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology 50 MW

adv-coal-fired-cfb-thermal-model3_135-mw-demo5 – subcritical circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology 135 MW

adv-coal-fired-pc-subcritical-thermal-model3-demo5 – subcritical pulverized coal (PC) technology 400 MW

adv-coal-fired-pc-supercritical-thermal-model3-demo5 – supercritical pulverized coal (PC) technology 500 MW

adv-coal-fired-pc-ultrasupercritical-thermal-model3-demo5 – ultrasupercritical pulverized coal (PC) technology 650 MW

adv-diesel-genset-model3-demo5 – diesel-fueled genset (compression ignition engine) technology 50 MW

adv-fuel-oil-genset-model3-demo5 – fuel oil (bunker oil) fired genset (compression ignition engine) technology 100 MW

adv-fuel-oil-thermal-model3-demo5 – fuel oil (bunker oil) fired oil thermal technology 600 MW

adv-natgas-combined-cycle-model3-demo5 – natural gas combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) 500 MW

adv-natgas-simple-cycle-model3-demo5 – natural gas simple cycle (open cycle) gas turbine (OCGT) 70 MW

adv-natgas-thermal-model3-demo5 – natural gas thermal 200 MW

adv-petcoke-fired-pc-subcritical-thermal-model3-demo5 – petroleum coke (petcoke) fired subcritical thermal 220 MW

adv-nuclear-phwr-model3-demo5 – nuclear (uranium) pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) technology 1330 MW

WASTE HEAT RECOVERY BOILER (DIESEL genset; GASOLINE genset; PROPANE, LPG or NATURAL GAS simple cycle)

adv-coal-fired-cfb-thermal-model3_50-mw-chp-demo5 – combined heat and power (CHP)  circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology 50 MW

adv-diesel-genset-and-waste-heat-boiler-model3-demo5 – diesel genset (diesel, gas oil) and waste heat recovery boiler 3 MW

adv-fuel-oil-genset-and-waste-heat-boiler-model3-demo5 – fuel oil (bunker) genset and waste heat recovery boiler 3 MW

adv-gasoline-genset-and-waste-heat-boiler-model3-demo5 – gasoline genset (gasoline, land fill gas) and waste heat recovery boiler 3 MW

adv-propane-simple-cycle-and-waste-heat-boiler-model3-demo5 – simple cycle GT (propane) and waste heat recovery boiler 3 MW (e.g. Capstone)

adv-simple-cycle-and-waste-heat-boiler-model3-demo5 – simple cycle GT (natural gas, land fill gas, LPG) and waste heat recovery boiler 3 MW (e.g. Capstone)

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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 »

How the new President Duterte of the Philippines and its new DOE Secretary Cusi can reduce Philippine Electricity Cost – the most expensive power in Asia

May 23rd, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

How to reduce Philippine Electricity Cost – the most expensive power in Asia – to improve its competitiveness

On various occasions and public debates, there is a unified concern to lower Philippine electricity cost in order to improve the country’s competitiveness in order to attain inclusive economic growth.

However, reducing power costs, such as putting up more cheaper power plants like coal-fired power plants instead of expensive petroleum-based power plants and intermittent renewable energy power technologies have to be balanced with the need to reduce greenhouse gas (CO2), sulfur (SO2), NOX and particulate emission to mitigate climate change and air pollution. More »

How to reduce Philippine Electricity Cost – the most expensive power in Asia – to improve its competitiveness

March 17th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

How to reduce Philippine Electricity Cost – the most expensive power in Asia – to improve its competitiveness

On various occasions and public debates, there is a unified concern to lower Philippine electricity cost in order to improve the country’s competitiveness in order to attain inclusive economic growth.

However, reducing power costs, such as putting up more cheaper power plants like coal-fired power plants instead of expensive petroleum-based power plants and intermittent renewable energy power technologies have to be balanced with the need to reduce greenhouse gas (CO2), sulfur (SO2), NOX and particulate emission to mitigate climate change and air pollution. More »

Capital Cost, Maintenance Cost, Levelized Tariff and Levelized Cost of Nuclear Power Plant – advanced project finance model

October 6th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Capital Cost, Maintenance Cost, Levelized Tariff and Levelized Cost of Nuclear Power Plant – advanced project finance model

This latest update will present the following:

1) The summary inputs and outputs from runs using the advanced project finance models for conventional, fossil, nuclear and renewable energy power generation technologies.

2) The worksheets or tabs of the advanced project finance model More »

Advanced (ADV) Project Finance Models for Conventional, Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Energy Power Generation Technologies – Price List and Specs

September 28th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Advanced (ADV) Project Finance Models for Conventional, Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Energy Power Generation Technologies – Price List and Specs (offer up to Sep 30, 2014 only)

Your power generation technology selection expert is pleased to make a final call to all project finance and power plant modelers to purchase the Advanced (ADV) Project Finance Models for Conventional, Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Energy Power Generation Technologies.

The model consists of the following worksheets/tabs: More »

Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always and is Expensive Compared to its Asian Neighbors

September 24th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always and is Expensive Compared to its Asian Neighbors

Following is the outline of my power point presentation on “Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always” and  why the Philippines has one of the highest power rate in Asia and the World.

If you need the pdf version, please email me so I could respond to your request.

 “Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always”

By: Marcial T. Ocampo

        Energy Technology Selection and Optimization Consultant at

        OMT Energy Enterprises More »

Summary of inputs and results for project finance models for various power generation technologies – up to Sep 30, 2014 only

September 14th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Summary of inputs and results for project finance models for various power generation technologies – up to Sep 30, 2014 only

Dear Friends,

You only have up to September 30, 2014 to purchase the advanced project finance models for conventional, fossil, nuclear and renewable energy power generation technologies.

Beginning Oct 1, 2014, I will be working full-time with a major IPP in the country and I will take a leave in providing project finance models and Feasibility Study and Market Study preparations for a while.

So don’t dilly dally. Order now before I shut down this website for selling such models.

Cheers,

Energy Technology Selection Expert More »

New Product List for Models – Levelized Cost of Power and Energy, Feed-in-Tariff, Project Finance, Renewable Energy Resource Assessment, Optimal Load Dispatch and LP Model for Trigeneration

August 31st, 2011 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

New Product List for Models – Levelized Cost of Power and Energy, Feed-in-Tariff, Project Finance, Renewable Energy Resource Assessment, Optimal Load Dispatch and LP Model for Trigeneration

Order now and try our latest top-of-the-line models for:

1) Cost of power generation technologies (technology, capacity, all-in capital cost per kW, fixed and variable O&M cost, capacity factor, cost of fuel, economic life, construction lead time, levelized cost of energy)

2) Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) rate for renewable energy (biomass, solar PV, wind, mini-hydro, ocean thermal energy conversion) More »

Shopping Cart for my Project Finance Models and LP Load Dispatch Models – new price list

August 13th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Shopping Cart for my Project Finance Models and LP Load Dispatch Models – new price list

Due to the tremendous interest and response from avid readers to this blog, your energy technology selection and business development expert is now automating the order taking, payment and downloading of its various energy technology articles as well as project finance models.

Here is the new price list for my energy data base, power plant emission, feed-in-tariff, renewable energy resource assessment and project finance models for conventional, renewable and nuclear energy. More »

Coal-Fired Power Power Plant Model (Pulverized, CFB, IGCC)

August 8th, 2011 5 Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Coal-Fired Power Power Plant Model (Pulverized, CFB, IGCC)

Japan recently announced that it intends to wean away from Nuclear Power. So in the meantime, it has to rely on diesel gensets, oil thermal, coal thermal and combined cycle gas turbines firing oil and natural gas or LNG. This model will help you determine the economic feasibility and the first year tariff to meet equity returns as well as project returns including payback period of a coal-fired power plants (pulverized, CFB, IGCC) and compare with conventional (oil, gas, natural gas, hydro, geothermal) and renewable technologies (biomass, solar, wind, mini-hydro, ocean thermal energy conversion). More »

Nuclear Power Power Plant Model

August 8th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Nuclear Power Power Plant Model

Japan recently announced that it intends to wean away from Nuclear Power. So in the meantime, it has to rely on diesel gensets, oil thermal, coal thermal and combined cycle gas turbines firing oil and natural gas or LNG. This model will help you determine the economic feasibility and the first year tariff to meet equity returns as well as project returns including payback period of a nuclear power plant and compare with conventional (oil, gas, natural gas, hydro, geothermal) and renewable technologies (biomass, solar, wind, mini-hydro, ocean thermal energy conversion). More »

Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Model

August 8th, 2011 2 Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Model

Japan recently announced that it intends to wean away from Nuclear Power. So in the meantime, it has to rely on diesel gensets, oil thermal, coal thermal and combined cycle gas turbines firing oil and natural gas or LNG. This model will help you determine the economic feasibility and the first year tariff to meet equity returns as well as project returns including payback period. More »

Simple Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Model

August 8th, 2011 6 Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Simple Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Model

Japan recently announced that it intends to wean away from Nuclear Power. So in the meantime, it has to rely on diesel gensets, oil thermal, coal thermal and combined cycle gas turbines firing oil and natural gas or LNG. This model will help you determine the economic feasibility and the first year tariff to meet equity returns as well as project returns including payback period. More »

Geothermal Power Plant Model

August 8th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Geothermal Power Plant Model

Japan recently announced that it intends to wean away from Nuclear Power to Renewable Energy such as Geothermal Energy. This model will help you determine the economic feasibility and the first year tariff to meet equity returns as well as project returns including payback period. More »