NOTE: EIA: Energy Information Administration; MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Data exclude regional multipliers for capital, variable operation and maintenance (O&M), and fixed O&M. New York costs would be higher. Data exclude delivery costs. Data reflect fuel prices that are New York State-specific; see Table D-1-7. Costs reflect units of different sizes; while some technologies have lower costs than others, the total capacity of the lower-cost generation technology may be limited—for example, a 500-MW municipal solid waste landfill gas project is unlikely. MIT calculations assumed a 10-year term; consequently, estimated costs are higher.
aFor EIA data, see Table D-1-3 in this appendix, column “Total Cost of Energy ($/kWh).” Annual Energy Outlook 2005, Basis of Assumptions, Table 38. The 0.6 rule was applied to the wind 10 MW and 100 MW units using 50 MW as the base reference. Solar thermal costs exclude the 10 percent investment tax credit.
bFor University of Chicago data, see Tables D-1-5 and D-1-6 in this appendix.
cFor MIT data, see Table D-1-2 in this appendix.