California Biomass Collaborative Energy Cost Calculators
The California Biomass Collaborative provides energy cost and financial assessment tools for biomass power, bio gas, biomass combined heat and power, and landfill gas. These spreadsheet tools provide a detailed financial model to evaluate potential projects.
Inputs and Outputs
Inputs include: Users are asked for proposed project size and details such as:
- Capacity factor
- Financial information such as:
- debt ratio
- cost information
- tax information.
Note the model provides default values for many of these categories if the information is unknown.
- Financial return
- Power generated
- Heat generated
The Energy Cost Calculator provides a detailed overview of the financial feasibility of a biomass projects.
The tools require a lot of user information and a fairly sophisticated user.