Generation Costs/Levelized Cost of Energy

  • NREL Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator
    The levelized cost of energy (LCOE) calculator provides a simple calculator for both utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) renewable energy technologies that compares the combination of capital costs, operations and maintenance (O&M), performance, and fuel costs.
  • Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook
    This paper presents average values of levelized costs for generating technologies that are brought online in the current year as represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) for the Annual Energy Outlook
  • EIA Capital Cost Estimates for Electricity Generation Plants
    For the Annual Energy Outlook, EIA commissioned an external consultant to develop current cost estimates for utility-scale electric generating plants. This paper briefly summarizes the design of the project and provides a summary of its main findings, including a comparison of the new estimates to those used in the Annual Energy Outlook. The final section discusses how EIA uses information on cost and other factors in modeling technology choice in the electric power sector.
  • Lazard Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis
    Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis addresses the comparative “levelized cost of energy” for various technologies on a $/MWh basis. It includes sensitivities, as relevant, for fuel costs, U.S. federal tax subsidies, and anticipated capital costs, over time. It also compares assumed capital costs on a $/kW basis for various generation technologies and presents summary assumptions for the various generation technologies examined.
  • Levelized Cost of Energy Generation 2021 Update
    This comprehensive list of sources on the Energy and Ecology Blog includes Renewable, Fossil Fuel, and Nuclear Levelized Cost of Energy studies. This site consists of studies dated from 2007 to 2021.