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Levelizing Parameters

Normalized Mode
Discount Rate:
Wind, Onshore7%
Wind, Offshore7%
Solar, Photovoltaic7%
Concentrating Solar Power7%
Geothermal, Hydrothermal7%
Blind Geothermal System7%
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)7%
Small Hydropower7%
Hydropower7%
Ocean7%
Biopower7%
Distributed Generation7%
Fuel Cell7%
Natural Gas Combined Cycle7%
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine7%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed7%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed7%
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle7%
Nuclear7%
Default7%
Plant Lifetime (years):
Wind, Onshore30
Wind, Offshore30
Solar, Photovoltaic30
Concentrating Solar Power30
Geothermal, Hydrothermal30
Blind Geothermal System30
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)30
Small Hydropower30
Hydropower30
Ocean30
Biopower30
Distributed Generation30
Fuel Cell30
Natural Gas Combined Cycle30
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine30
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed30
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed30
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle30
Nuclear30
Default30
Default Capacity Factor:
Wind, Onshore38%
Wind, Offshore39%
Solar, Photovoltaic15.8%
Concentrating Solar Power43.4%
Geothermal, Hydrothermal95%
Blind Geothermal System95%
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)95%
Small Hydropower50%
Hydropower50%
Ocean35%
Biopower83%
Distributed Generation0%
Fuel Cell95%
Natural Gas Combined Cycle87%
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine30%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed85%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed85%
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle85%
Nuclear90%
Default0%
PV of Depreciation:
Wind, Onshore83.155%
Wind, Offshore83.155%
Solar, Photovoltaic83.155%
Concentrating Solar Power83.155%
Geothermal, Hydrothermal83.155%
Blind Geothermal System83.155%
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)83.155%
Small Hydropower83.155%
Hydropower54.407%
Ocean83.155%
Biopower83.155%
Distributed Generation54.407%
Fuel Cell83.155%
Natural Gas Combined Cycle54.407%
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine59.476%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed54.407%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed54.407%
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle54.407%
Nuclear59.476%
Default0%
Market Mode
Discount Rate:
Wind, Onshore5.7%
Wind, Offshore8.1%
Solar, Photovoltaic10%
Concentrating Solar Power10%
Geothermal, Hydrothermal7%
Blind Geothermal System10%
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)10%
Small Hydropower7%
Hydropower10%
Ocean20%
Biopower7%
Distributed Generation7%
Fuel Cell10%
Natural Gas Combined Cycle7%
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine7%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed7%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed7%
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle7%
Nuclear7%
Default7%
Plant Lifetime (years):
Wind, Onshore20
Wind, Offshore20
Solar, Photovoltaic20
Concentrating Solar Power30
Geothermal, Hydrothermal30
Blind Geothermal System30
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)20
Small Hydropower30
Hydropower40
Ocean20
Biopower30
Distributed Generation30
Fuel Cell30
Natural Gas Combined Cycle30
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine30
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed30
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed30
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle30
Nuclear30
Default30
Default Capacity Factor:
Wind, Onshore38%
Wind, Offshore39%
Solar, Photovoltaic15.8%
Concentrating Solar Power43.4%
Geothermal, Hydrothermal95%
Blind Geothermal System95%
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)95%
Small Hydropower50%
Hydropower50%
Ocean35%
Biopower83%
Distributed Generation0%
Fuel Cell95%
Natural Gas Combined Cycle87%
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine30%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed85%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed85%
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle85%
Nuclear90%
Default0%
PV of Depreciation:
Wind, Onshore85.912%
Wind, Offshore80.935%
Solar, Photovoltaic77.326%
Concentrating Solar Power83.155%
Geothermal, Hydrothermal83.155%
Blind Geothermal System77.326%
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)77.326%
Small Hydropower83.155%
Hydropower44.244%
Ocean62.114%
Biopower83.155%
Distributed Generation54.407%
Fuel Cell77.326%
Natural Gas Combined Cycle54.407%
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine59.476%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed54.407%
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed54.407%
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle54.407%
Nuclear59.476%
Default0%
User Defined Mode
Discount Rate:
Wind, Onshore %
Wind, Offshore %
Solar, Photovoltaic %
Concentrating Solar Power %
Geothermal, Hydrothermal %
Blind Geothermal System %
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) %
Small Hydropower %
Hydropower %
Ocean %
Biopower %
Distributed Generation %
Fuel Cell %
Natural Gas Combined Cycle %
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine %
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed %
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed %
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle %
Nuclear %
Default %
Plant Lifetime (years):
Wind, Onshore
Wind, Offshore
Solar, Photovoltaic
Concentrating Solar Power
Geothermal, Hydrothermal
Blind Geothermal System
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)
Small Hydropower
Hydropower
Ocean
Biopower
Distributed Generation
Fuel Cell
Natural Gas Combined Cycle
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
Nuclear
Default
Default Capacity Factor:
Wind, Onshore %
Wind, Offshore %
Solar, Photovoltaic %
Concentrating Solar Power %
Geothermal, Hydrothermal %
Blind Geothermal System %
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) %
Small Hydropower %
Hydropower %
Ocean %
Biopower %
Distributed Generation %
Fuel Cell %
Natural Gas Combined Cycle %
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine %
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed %
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed %
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle %
Nuclear %
Default %
PV of Depreciation:
Wind, Onshore %
Wind, Offshore %
Solar, Photovoltaic %
Concentrating Solar Power %
Geothermal, Hydrothermal %
Blind Geothermal System %
Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) %
Small Hydropower %
Hydropower %
Ocean %
Biopower %
Distributed Generation %
Fuel Cell %
Natural Gas Combined Cycle %
Natural Gas Combustion Turbine %
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Scrubbed %
Coal, Pulverized Coal, Unscrubbed %
Coal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle %
Nuclear %
Default %
 

Fuels

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Levelizing Parameters

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Discount Rate: 7%
Lifetime: 30 yrs
Market Mode
Discount Rate: 7%
Lifetime: 30 yrs
User Defined Mode
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Lifetime: yrs
 

Vehicles

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Levelizing Parameters

Normalized Mode
Discount Rate:
Conventional Gasoline7%
Advanced Gasoline7%
Conventional Diesel7%
Diesel Hybrid7%
Gasoline Hybrid7%
Battery7%
Fuel Cell7%
PHEV7%
Ethanol-Flex Fuel7%
Natural Gas7%
Propane7%
Default7%
Lifetime:
Conventional Gasoline15
Advanced Gasoline15
Conventional Diesel15
Diesel Hybrid15
Gasoline Hybrid15
Battery15
Fuel Cell15
PHEV15
Ethanol-Flex Fuel15
Natural Gas15
Propane15
Default15
Fuel Prices:
Diesel$ 3.540
Electricity$ 3.866
Ethanol-Flex Fuel$ 4.600
Gasoline$ 3.680
Hydrogen$ 3.900
Natural Gas$ 2.070
Propane$ 4.260
Market Mode
Discount Rate:
Conventional Gasoline7%
Advanced Gasoline7%
Conventional Diesel7%
Diesel Hybrid7%
Gasoline Hybrid7%
Battery7%
Fuel Cell7%
PHEV7%
Ethanol-Flex Fuel7%
Natural Gas7%
Propane7%
Default7%
Lifetime:
Conventional Gasoline15
Advanced Gasoline15
Conventional Diesel15
Diesel Hybrid15
Gasoline Hybrid15
Battery15
Fuel Cell15
PHEV15
Ethanol-Flex Fuel15
Natural Gas15
Propane15
Default15
Fuel Prices:
Diesel$ 3.540
Electricity$ 3.866
Ethanol-Flex Fuel$ 4.600
Gasoline$ 3.680
Hydrogen$ 3.900
Natural Gas$ 2.070
Propane$ 4.260
User Defined Mode
Discount Rate:
Conventional Gasoline %
Advanced Gasoline %
Conventional Diesel %
Diesel Hybrid %
Gasoline Hybrid %
Battery %
Fuel Cell %
PHEV %
Ethanol-Flex Fuel %
Natural Gas %
Propane %
Default %
Lifetime:
Conventional Gasoline
Advanced Gasoline
Conventional Diesel
Diesel Hybrid
Gasoline Hybrid
Battery
Fuel Cell
PHEV
Ethanol-Flex Fuel
Natural Gas
Propane
Default
Fuel Prices:
Diesel $
Electricity $
Ethanol-Flex Fuel $
Gasoline $
Hydrogen $
Natural Gas $
Propane $
 
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