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 »

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 »

AG&P plans big power plant

August 23rd, 2013 No Comments   Posted in Energy Supply, Uncategorized

AG&P plans big power plant

By Alena Mae S. Flores | Posted on Aug. 17, 2013 at 12:01am

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/08/17/agp-plans-big-power-plant/

Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila Inc. will build a 2,400-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine power plant project inside the PNOC AFC Industrial Estate in Bataan.

AG&P is an industrial process outsourcing company providing fabrication and assembly, modularization and asset management services to the oil and gas, mining, power and civil infrastructure sectors.

The industrial estate, meanwhile, is owned by PNOC Alternative Fuels Corp., formerly known as PNOC Petrochemical Development Corp. until its articles of incorporation was amended on July 13, 2006. More »

How to Start Your Own Lending Investor Business

July 28th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

How to Start Your Own Lending Investor Business

Here are the costs for the WELC Management & Information System for Lending Investor Company:

1) Basic Business model (5-years simplified – Income statement and Balance Sheet) – excel file – US$ 400 (PhP 20,000)

2) Advanced Business model (60-months model – Income statement and Balance Sheet) – excel file – US$ 800 (PhP 40,000) More »


Get Your Project Finance Models the Easy Way – Shopping Cart

Get Your Project Finance Models the Easy Way – Shopping Cart

You can now order on-line your project finance models the easy way – via the Shopping Cart.

Once you have decided to purchase, proceed to order via the shopping cart and pay thru PayPal thru your bank account or your credit card and download immediately the models. More »

How to predict oil price adjustments from changes in MOPS and FOREX – a simplified formula

March 3rd, 2012 3 Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

How to predict oil price adjustments from changes in MOPS and FOREX – a simplified formula

The oil pricing expert has simplified the calculation of oil price adjustments given changes in product MOPS and FOREX since not all the minor cost items change. More »


How the US could regain its lost economic power – follow Italy’s example

December 6th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

How the US could regain its lost economic power – follow Italy’s example

The only way for America to regain its lost economic power is to follow Italy’s example : reduce public expenditure and raise taxes at the same time to reduce the deficit and ensure sustainable economic trajectory. More »

Oil Thermal Power Plant Model

August 8th, 2011 2 Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Oil Thermal 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 »

Solar PV Power Model – avail of 50% discount now

August 5th, 2011 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy, Uncategorized

Solar PV Power Model- avail of 50% discount now

As promised in my previous blog, I will now deal with the cost of renewable energy technologies (feed-in-tariff). I will be making a special offer for the purchase of the following RE technologies:

1) Biomass Power Model (Direct Combustion, Cogeneration, Gasification of MSW)

2) Mini-Hydro Power Model

3) Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Model

4) Solar PV Power Model

5) Wind Power Model

6) Renewable Energy Resource Assessment Model (Wind, Solar PV, Mini-Hydro) – Converts wind speed measurement, solar radiation and rainfall data into hourly power output, annual power generation and annual capacity factor) More »

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Model – avail of 50% discount now

August 4th, 2011 1 Comment   Posted in Uncategorized

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Model- avail of 50% discount now

As promised in my previous blog, I will now deal with the cost of renewable energy technologies (feed-in-tariff). I will be making a special offer for the purchase of the following RE technologies:

1) Biomass Power Model (Direct Combustion, Cogeneration, Gasification of MSW)

2) Mini-Hydro Power Model

3) Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Model

4) Solar PV Power Model

5) Wind Power Model

6) Renewable Energy Resource Assessment Model (Wind, Solar PV, Mini-Hydro) – Converts wind speed measurement, solar radiation and rainfall data into hourly power output, annual power generation and annual capacity factor) More »

50% Discount on Renewable Energy Project Finance Models – Order Now

May 31st, 2011 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy, Uncategorized

50% Discount on Renewable Energy Project Finance Models – Order Now

This June 2011, your favorite energy technology expert is offering its highly successful project finance models for renewable energy and power generation technologies for determining the first year tariff to meet equity returns of the investor (DCF IRR) which could be compared with the regulator’s feed-in tariff (FiT).

Jump start your consultancy career and make quality feasibility studies for renewable energy resource assessment that determines the annual capacity factor of intermittent renewable energy resources, which is then fed into the project finance models for RE technologies such as biomass combution, biomass gasification, solar PV and solar thermal, wind energy, mini-hydro, large hydro, geothermal, ocean wave, ocean current, tidal and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC).

The oil and gas resources going to be depleted in our lifetime and nuclear energy having safety issues, the world has to turn to the immense renewable energy resources of the earth.

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Feed-in Tariff Calculation Models for sale – biomass, cogen, mini-hydro, wind, solar and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)

May 1st, 2010 14 Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Feed-in Tariff Calculation Models for sale – biomass, cogen, mini-hydro, wind, solar and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)

A project finance model for calculating feed-in tariff to be paid to renewable energy developers to recover their cost of capital, generation cost and provide for reasonable profit using the DCF IRR method has been prepared for the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) of the Philippines.

Thus, given the renewable energy (RE) capacity expansion plan (capacity, generation), an estimate on the annual budget to be paid to RE developers could be prepared.

The FiT model calculates the first year tariff and the levelized selling price (tariff), levelized cost of energy and generation (LCOE), and levelized profit, which is similar to the proforma income statement presentation.

The user simply updates an input sheet to enter the case input data and converges the model by pressing a macro that will vary the first year tariff so that the interplay of revenue (FiT) less generation costs (fixed O&M, variable O&M, fuels and lubes, regulatory costs, depreciation, interest on loan) will result in an equity discounted cash flow internal rate of return (equity DCF IRR) equal to the minimum investor returns.

Interested consultants, regulators, project developers may request for demo (protected) excel copies for their appreciation of the inputs, calculation procedures, reports, graphics and summaries, and once they are convinced that it is useful, they may place an order at the ENERGY DATA page of this blog, and remit payment via PayPal for the desired model.

Alternatively, you may place an order via email and I will provide you with my bank details to remit the payment via wire transfer.  Once confirmed that my PayPal or local bank account has received payment, I will then email two (2) excel (in xls format) file copies for your file.

Regards,

Marcial Ocampo

Energy Technology Selection and Business Development Consultant

mars_ocampo@yahoo.com

energydataexpert@gmail.com More »