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 »

Project Finance Models for CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM (CDM EDITION)

June 27th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

Project Finance Models for CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM (CDM EDITION)

Yes, your energy technology selection and business development expert has developed a low-cost set of project finance models for CDM professionals (engineers, business development, investment bankers, managers) and novice professionals who want to learn and start their career in financial modeling of renewable energy projects.

Just follow this link to order, pay and download your favorite renewable energy project finance model – CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM EDITION. More »

Project Finance Models for FEED-IN-TARIFF REGULATOR

June 27th, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

Project Finance Models for FEED-IN-TARIFF REGULATOR

Yes, your energy technology selection and business development expert has developed a low-cost set of project finance models for government feed-in-tariff regulators and novice professionals who want to learn and start their career in financial modeling of renewable energy projects.

Just follow this link to order, pay and download your favorite renewable energy project finance model – FEED-IN-TARIFF REGULATOR EDITION. More »

Project Finance Models for PROFESSIONALS

June 27th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

Project Finance Models for PROFESSIONALS

Yes, your energy technology selection and business development expert has developed a low-cost set of project finance models for professionals (engineers, business development, investment bankers, managers) and novice professionals who want to learn and start their career in financial modeling of renewable energy projects.

Just follow this link to order, pay and download your favorite renewable energy project finance model – PROFESSIONAL EDITION. More »

Project Finance Models for STUDENTS

June 27th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

 Project Finance Models for STUDENTS

Yes, your energy technology selection and business development expert has developed a low-cost set of project finance models for students (college, masteral, PhD) and novice professionals who want to learn and start their career in financial modeling of renewable energy projects.

Just follow this link to order, pay and download your favorite renewable energy project finance model – STUDENT EDITION. More »

CDM Biomass Gasification Model2.xls

June 25th, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

CDM Biomass Gasification 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.

Biomass gasification system is carried out mostly in the countryside where biomass is abundant from agricultural activity such as paddy rice, corn fields, cotton fields, sugar cane fields, tree plantation and municipal solid waste (MSW). A 400 mt/day of MSW could support around 28.5 MW of biomass gasification power plant. More »

MTO Biomass Gasification Model.xls

June 24th, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

MTO Biomass Gasification Model.xls

Biomass gasification system is carried out mostly in the countryside where biomass is abundant from agricultural activity such as paddy rice, corn fields, cotton fields, sugar cane fields, tree plantation and municipal solid waste (MSW). A 400 mt/day of MSW could support around 28.5 MW of biomass gasification power plant.

This MTO first-year tariff model for biomass gasification makes use of the basic assumptions of the country’s RE regulator for rated capacity (28.5 MW), capacity factor (75%), plant own use (7.85%), and transmission line loss (0.648%). More »

ADV Biomass Gasification Model.xls

June 24th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

ADV Biomass Gasification Model.xls

Biomass gasification system is carried out mostly in the countryside where biomass is abundant from agricultural activity such as paddy rice, corn fields, cotton fields, sugar cane fields, tree plantation and municipal solid waste (MSW). A 400 mt/day of MSW could support around 28.5 MW of biomass gasification power plant.

This advanced feed-in-tariff model for biomass gasification makes use of the basic assumptions of the country’s RE regulator for rated capacity (2 x 14.25 MW), capacity factor (75%), plant own use (7.85%), and 0.20% plant degradation rate. More »

Municipal Solid Waste to Power Project Finance Model

March 7th, 2011 7 Comments   Posted in renewable energy

Municipal Solid Waste to Power Project Finance Model

The energy technology expert is pleased to offer to its readers, project developers, project investors, loan and funding institutions a state-of-the-art project finance model for municipal solid waste (MSW) to power using the biomass gasification technology.

Place your order now and avail of hefty discount (50%) and buy only for $1,500 only and proceed immediately with your project development of MSW to power. Use this model to determine the IRR given the tons per day capacity, garbage tipping fee and electricity tariff. Email your order now to get the discount and I’ll email you back my bank details for remitting the payment so you get immediately your project finance model.

The MSW may come in free into the power plant or the local government units (LGUs) may pay garbage tipping fees as additional income on top of the feed-in tariff income of the power plant from the national government.

The byproduct high-density residue (over 2 MT per CUM) which is excellent road pavement and sea shoreline reinforcement material could also provide additional revenues.

The user inputs the tons per day (100 to 400 MT/day) of MSW. 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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