CAPEX and LCOE data by technology, region, and country
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Weigh investment decisions leveraging thousands of verified and updated data points. Benchmark your projects .
- Determine which technology and which country/region are best to invest in
- Reliable and meaningful data: - Country-level averages from ministries, energy agencies and associations - Thousands of data points from Power Plant Tracker, the industry's most up-to-date power generation database
- No estimates, only sound data
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- Designed, processed, tested and checked by Enerdata experts
- G20 countries covered , sortable by countries or world regions
- Energies and technologies covered:
- Renewables for LCOE: Biomass, Geothermal, Hydropower, Solar (CSP, residential, commercial, industrial, and large insdustrial PV), Wind (off-shore, on-shore)
- Renewables and thermal for CAPEX: Coal, Gas, Oil, Biomass, Hydro, Wind, Solar
- Customisable parameters (discount rates, load factors)
- Export data in .csv format to integrate with your own databases and models
Capital Expenditure (CAPEX):
The Power Plant Tracker CAPEX tool provides a comparison of the initial investments for power generating assets for more than 5 200 projects worldwide (among which over 1 900 are still under development). CAPEX is expressed in USD2015/kW to balance the effects of inflation for earlier
Overnight costs are calculated by dividing the initial investment costs of a project (in USD2015) by its generating capacity (in MW). For projects commissioned prior to 2015, we apply deflation rates from the U.S. Producer Price Index and Consumer Price Index to both technological and structural costs .
The information is derived from Power Plant Tracker , which leverages, alidates, and regularly updates data from power utilities, statistical offices, energy regulators, ministries, and network operators, as well as specialised and international press.
Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE):
LCOE represents the net value to the electricity supplier of a generating asset over its lifetime. The new Power Plant Tracker LCOE module enables you to compare the cost of electricity production for renewable energies in all G20 countries , using either the default calculation assumptions, or your own.
Enerdata calculates LCOE through a formula that includes the following: initial investment costs , decommissioning costs, variable operating costs (mainly fuel costs), fixed operating costs (wages, rent etc....), power generation (load factor), the discount rate, and the asset's expected lifetime. The load factor is calculated by dividing the average annual number of hours of generation for a given power plant by the number of hours in a year.
A default discount rate has been set, but users can customise it.
Enerdata checks and aggregates country-level averages provided by the IEA, renewable energy associations, government bodies, market operators, and statistical agencies.
In case no official statistics are available, we deduce country averages leveraging Power Plant Tracker information.