ERC Approves Feed-in tariff rates

July 28th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in feed-in tariff

ERC Approves Feed-in tariff rates

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), on July 27, 2012, approved the initial Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) that shall apply to generation from renewable energy (RE) sources, particularly, Run-of-River Hydro, Biomass, Wind, and Solar, as follows: More »

CDM Wind Model2.xls

June 25th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

CDM Wind Model2.xls

In addition to the worksheets found in the ADV models of the regulator, 5 additional tabs or worksheets have been added (Capex, Opex, Revenues, Project IRR and Sensitivity) into the CDM model which is a financial evaluation without taxes (that distort the economic and technical performance) and debt (pure equity investment). For the RE project to benefit from CDM credits, the project IRR should not be more than 15% p.a.

Wind energy is most available in countries within the 40 deg North latitude and 40 deg South latitude. It can be harnessed using giant wind turbines that when connected together in a wind farm can provide utility scale capacities of 2.0 MW per turbine and with 15 turbines, could produce 30 MW of power in a given wind farm. More »

CDM Solar PV Model2.xls

June 25th, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

CDM Solar PV Model2.xls

In addition to the worksheets found in the ADV models of the regulator, 5 additional tabs or worksheets have been added (Capex, Opex, Revenues, Project IRR and Sensitivity) into the CDM model which is a financial evaluation without taxes (that distort the economic and technical performance) and debt (pure equity investment). For the RE project to benefit from CDM credits, the project IRR should not be more than 15% p.a.

Solar energy is most available in countries near the equator. It can be harnessed using photo voltaic panels that when connected together in arrays can provide utility scale capacities of 5 MW modules and with 2 modules, could produce 10 MW of power in a given site. More »

CDM Ocean Thermal Model_50 MW2.xls

June 25th, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

CDM Ocean Thermal Model_50 MW2.xls

In addition to the worksheets found in the ADV models of the regulator, 5 additional tabs or worksheets have been added (Capex, Opex, Revenues, Project IRR and Sensitivity) into the CDM model which is a financial evaluation without taxes (that distort the economic and technical performance) and debt (pure equity investment). For the RE project to benefit from CDM credits, the project IRR should not be more than 15% p.a.

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion or OTEC is most adapted in deep waters near the equator where the temperature difference between the surface (30 deg Celsius) and a depth of 1 km (10 deg Celsius) located within 10 km from the shoreline. More »

CDM Ocean Thermal Model_10 MW2.xls

June 25th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

CDM Ocean Thermal Model_10 MW2.xls

In addition to the worksheets found in the ADV models of the regulator, 5 additional tabs or worksheets have been added (Capex, Opex, Revenues, Project IRR and Sensitivity) into the CDM model which is a financial evaluation without taxes (that distort the economic and technical performance) and debt (pure equity investment). For the RE project to benefit from CDM credits, the project IRR should not be more than 15% p.a.

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion or OTEC is most adapted in deep waters near the equator where the temperature difference between the surface (30 deg Celsius) and a depth of 1 km (10 deg Celsius) located within 10 km from the shoreline. More »

MTO Wind Model.xls

June 24th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

MTO Wind Model.xls

Wind energy is most available in countries within the 40 deg North latitude and 40 deg South latitude. It can be harnessed using giant wind turbines that when connected together in a wind farm can provide utility scale capacities of 2.0 MW per turbine and with 15 turbines, could produce 30 MW of power in a given wind farm.

This MTO first-year tariff for wind makes use of the basic assumptions of the country’s RE regulator for rated capacity (30 MW), capacity factor (25.8%), plant own use (5%), and transmission line loss (3%). More »

MTO Solar PV Model.xls

June 24th, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

MTO Solar PV Model.xls

Solar energy is most available in countries near the equator. It can be harnessed using photo voltaic panels that when connected together in arrays can provide utility scale capacities of 5 MW modules and with 2 modules, could produce 10 MW of power in a given site.

This MTO first-year tariff model for Solar PV makes use of the basic assumptions of the country’s RE regulator for rated capacity (1.25 MW), capacity factor (15%), plant own use (5%), and transmission line loss (3%). More »

MTO Ocean Thermal Model_50 MW.xls

June 24th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

MTO Ocean Thermal Model_50 MW.xls

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion or OTEC is most adapted in deep waters near the equator where the temperature difference between the surface (30 deg Celsius) and a depth of 1 km (10 deg Celsius) located within 10 km from the shoreline.

This 20 deg Celsius thermal gradient is available throughout the year near the equator and diminishes up to 40 deg North latitude and South latitude, beyond which the OTEC is not technically viable for having a much lower thermal gradient. This provides a very high capacity factor of 91% and it only unavailable when it de-couples during a tropical storm and the OTEC power barge transfers to a safer cove to ride the storm.

This MTO first-year tariff model for OTEC makes use of the basic assumptions of the country’s RE regulator for rated capacity (80 MW), capacity factor (91%), plant own use (36%), and transmission line loss (1.82%). More »

MTO Ocean Thermal Model_10 MW.xls

June 24th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

MTO Ocean Thermal Model_10 MW.xls

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion or OTEC is most adapted in deep waters near the equator where the temperature difference between the surface (30 deg Celsius) and a depth of 1 km (10 deg Celsius) located within 10 km from the shoreline.

This 20 deg Celsius thermal gradient is available throughout the year near the equator and diminishes up to 40 deg North latitude and South latitude, beyond which the OTEC is not technically viable for having a much lower thermal gradient. This provides a very high capacity factor of 92% and it only unavailable when it de-couples during a tropical storm and the OTEC power barge transfers to a safer cove to ride the storm.

This MTO first-year tariff model for OTEC makes use of the basic assumptions of the country’s RE regulator for rated capacity (16 MW), capacity factor (92%), plant own use (36%), and transmission line loss (0.364%). More »

ADV Wind Model.xls

June 24th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

ADV Wind Model.xls

Wind energy is most available in countries within the 40 deg North latitude and 40 deg South latitude. It can be harnessed using giant wind turbines that when connected together in a wind farm can provide utility scale capacities of 2.0 MW per turbine and with 15 turbines, could produce 30 MW of power in a given wind farm.

This advanced model for wind makes use of the basic assumptions of the country’s RE regulator for rated capacity (15 x 2 MW), capacity factor (25.8%), plant own use (3%), and 0.20% plant degradation rate. More »

ADV Solar PV Model.xls

June 24th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

ADV Solar PV Model.xls

Solar energy is most available in countries near the equator. It can be harnessed using photo voltaic panels that when connected together in arrays can provide utility scale capacities of 5 MW modules and with 2 modules, could produce 10 MW of power in a given site.

This advanced model for Solar PV makes use of the basic assumptions of the country’s RE regulator for rated capacity (10 x 0.125 MW), capacity factor (14.3%), plant own use (3%), and 0.20% plant degradation rate. More »

ADV Ocean Thermal Model_50 MW.xls

June 24th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

ADV Ocean Thermal Model_50 MW.xls

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion or OTEC is most adapted in deep waters near the equator where the temperature difference between the surface (30 deg Celsius) and a depth of 1 km (10 deg Celsius) located within 10 km from the shoreline.

This 20 deg Celsius thermal gradient is available throughout the year near the equator and diminishes up to 40 deg North latitude and South latitude, beyond which the OTEC is not technically viable for having a much lower thermal gradient. This provides a very high capacity factor of 91% and it only unavailable when it de-couples during a tropical storm and the OTEC power barge transfers to a safer cove to ride the storm. More »

ADV Ocean Thermal Model_10 MW.xls

June 24th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

ADV Ocean Thermal Model_10 MW.xls

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion or OTEC is most adapted in deep waters near the equator where the temperature difference between the surface (30 deg Celsius) and a depth of 1 km (10 deg Celsius) located within 10 km from the shoreline.

This 20 deg Celsius thermal gradient is available throughout the year near the equator and diminishes up to 40 deg North latitude and South latitude, beyond which the OTEC is not technically viable for having a much lower thermal gradient. This provides a very high capacity factor of 92% and it only unavailable when it de-couples during a tropical storm and the OTEC power barge transfers to a safer cove to ride the storm. 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 »

Buy my project finance models, visit my country, and learn one-on-one to use my models

October 30th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in financial models

Buy my project finance models, visit my country, and learn one-on-one to use my models

That’s right. Order and buy now my project finance models this November till December and take advantage of my holiday deals.

Once you have paid via PayPal or wire / bank transfer to my local bank account, I will then email to you the project finance model.

Then take the first flight to Manila and I will meet you at the Airport (NAIA Terminals 1, 2 or 3).

Alternatively, send me my airline ticket and hotel booking charge to your account, and I will fly to your work place and conduct the seminar/workshop to you and your other interested staff.

I will then take you to your hotel and conduct the one-on-one seminar/workshop where you will learn project finance and power plant and financial modeling for conventional (hydro, geothermal, coal thermal, oil thermal, gas thermal, combined cycle gas turbines), renewable (biomass, solar, wind, mini-hydro, ocean thermal energy conversion), nuclear and energy storage power generation technologies. More »

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) to be issued by March 2011

February 16th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in feed-in tariff

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) to be issued by March 2011

The government thru the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) is targetting to come up with the feed-in tariff (FiT) rate scheme by the end of March this year (2011), a top Department of Energy (DOE) official said.

The FiT is the price per kWh sold that will be paid to all renewable energy (RE) developers and power generators for puting up these intermittent power generation plants. It shall be fixed for 15 years and shall be subject to review every 3 years with the possibility of lowering the FiT as technology and economy of scale improves. It is, however, prospective, and applies only to future RE projects, thus protecting the earlier RE investments from regulatory and pricing risks arising from technological improvements. The RE technologies being intermittent are thus considered must run and will be dispatched when available and transmission and distribution system operators are obliged to ensure that investments are made to ensure their safe and stable connection into the grid. More »

Template for Levelized Cost of Energy, Project Finance Model and Power Plant Emission Calculation

November 30th, 2010 7 Comments   Posted in project finance models

Template for Levelized Cost of Energy, Project Finance Model and Power Plant Emission Calculation

This December 2010, your energy technology selection and business development consultant/expert is providing his avid readers and fans a very good bargain.

Marcial is going to offer low cost templates for various power generation technologies to determine electricity tariff and for renewable energy the feed-in tariff.

He will also offer power plant emission calculation models which the user may modify given the actual fuel properties and chemical analysis.

So hurry up. This is a limited offer. Email me right now to avail of the huge discount on the template models that are user friendly and could be user modified. More »

How to use biomass for energy and power

November 18th, 2010 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

How to use biomass for energy and power

Here is my reply to an avid reader requesting for advice on how to use biomass effectively in his home town.

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Hi Jeff,
For biomass waste-to-energy and waste-to-power applications, you may utilize biogas from human waste, kitchen, commercial waste, biodegradable industrial wastes and farm and animal wastes. More »

Evaluating Renewable Energy Potential and Project Economics Made Easy

September 5th, 2010 No Comments   Posted in feed-in tariff

Evaluating Renewable Energy Potential and Project Economics Made Easy

Your energy technology selection expert wishes to announce the latest release of renewable energy (RE) project finance and energy resource evaluation tools, specifically for evaluating the performance of RE hybrid combinations such as minihydro-diesel, solar PV-diesel, wind-diesel PV and biomass gasification-diesel generation for off-grid as well as on-grid systems.  The model will calculate the RE resource potential, predict the annual generation, and then calculate annual average capacity factors.

For off-grid, the model evaluates also the optimum fossil fuel back-up support so that the RE (minihydro, solar, wind, biomass) hybrid system will provide 24/7 hours of affordable and reliable electricity service.

Don’t waste your time evaluating the RE potential using obsolete and un-integrated software that are site and technology specific.  In just a few minutes and few hours, you could run a series of wind site evaluations which compares the wind power levelized selling price (tariff) to your country’s diesel power generation cost or feed-in tariff.

It’s now the right time to change to the fully-integrated multi-site RE hybrid evaluation tools. More »

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Power Project

July 3rd, 2010 11 Comments   Posted in feed-in tariff

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Power Project

This is a power point presentation with a project finance model for calculating feed-in tariff (FiT).

The FiT is a renewable energy charge paid to renewable energy (RE) developers for providing power to the grid.  It is paid for by the Transco operator who collects a renewable energy charge (REC) from all consumers of electricity in the country.  By being spread out to all consumers, the burden of a higher FiT compared to the average grid rate is shared equally by all citizens and consumers alike since they will benefit from the positive impact of RE on global warming and climate change issues.

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