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Wave cost data

Data point Valid in Capital cost Operating cost excluding fuel Source
£(2010)/kWpeak £(2010)/kWpeak
  Wave energy T1 2000 3412 268 Markal 3.24
  Wave energy T1 2050 1386 216 Markal 3.24
  Wave energy T2 2050 2134 311 Markal 3.24
  Wave energy T2 2000 5257 363 Markal 3.24
  Fixed Turbine 2010 2616–3924 50–90 MottMacDonald (2011)
  Fixed Turbine 2050 1031–2750 20–63 MottMacDonald (2011)
  Floating Turbine 2010 3232–4848 74–131 MottMacDonald (2011)
  Floating Turbine 2050 1313–3316 30–90 MottMacDonald (2011)
  2050 Range 2050 866–6440 20–363 2050 working assumption
  Pre-demonstration 2010 6100–8600 520–740 Ernst and Young 2010
  Demonstration 2014 4100–5700 240–350 Ernst and Young 2010
  Commercial 2016 2800–3900 170–240 Ernst and Young 2010
  Agucadoura Project 2008 3633 0 Pelamis Wave Power Ltd
  Opening cost target 2005 2282 0 Pelamis Wave Power Ltd
  ETSAP Technology Briefs 2010 4331–5732 127 ETSAP Technology Briefs
  ETSAP Technology Briefs 2020 3630 127 ETSAP Technology Briefs
  ETSAP Technology Briefs 2030 2993 127 ETSAP Technology Briefs
  First Wave Farm 2010 4200–8200 90–420 Renewable UK Marine Report 2010
  First Prototype 2006 3322–9965 0 Carbon Trust Future Marine Energy 2006
  First Production Model 2020 1273–3100 0 Carbon Trust Future Marine Energy 2006
  Central estimate 2050 1031–3316 20–90 MottMacDonald (2011)
  Wave energy technology T2 2050 866 108 MARKAL 3.26
  Wave energy technology T2 2010 6576 632 MARKAL 3.26
  2010 Range 2010 2616–8600 20–740 2050 working assumption
  2010 Default 2010 4700 270 35th centile between low and high end of "2050 working assumption"
  2050 Default 2050 3600 270 35th centile between low and high end of "2050 working assumption"
Range 2000-2050 866–9965 0–740  

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