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Technical-economic characterisation of electricity generation options

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Description Electricity technologies investment and operating costs and efficiencies
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Sources Bauer, C., S. Hirschberg (eds.), Y. Bäuerle, S. Biollaz, A. Calbry-Muzyka, B. Cox, T. Heck, M. Lehnert, A. Meier, H.-M. Prasser, W. Schenler, K. Treyer, F. Vogel, H.C. Wieckert, X. Zhang, M. Zimmermann, V. Burg, G. Bowman, M. Erni, M. Saar, M.Q. Tran (2017) “Potentials, costs and environmental assessment of electricity generation technologies.” PSI, WSL, ETHZ, EPFL. Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI, Switzerland.
Contact Evangelos Panos | Kannan Ramachandran
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Field documentation


Field Name Type (Format) Description
Technology string Name of technology
Year string Year
Range string Range estimates
Size (MW) number Reference installation size
Inv (CHF/kW) number Overnight specific investment costs
Fix O&M (CHF/kW*a) number Fixed operating and maintenance costs
Var O&M (Rp/kWh) number Variable operating and maintenance costs
Eff_elc (%) number Electric efficiency
Eff_th (%) number Thermal efficiency
CO2 cap (%) number Percentage of CO2 emissions captured
Life (yrs) number Technical lifetime
Dec (CHF/kW) number Dismantling cost (CHF/kW)
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