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MottMacDonald (2011) cost source

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Mott MacDonald (2011) "Costs of low-carbon generation technologies" carried out for the Committee on Climate Change as part of their 2011 renewable energy review[1].

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  1. http://hmccc.s3.amazonaws.com/Renewables%20Review/MML%20final%20report%20for%20CCC%209%20may%202011.pdf
  Technologies Fuels
Valid in year Capital cost Operating cost excluding fuel Size Output Efficiency Life Fuel cost Fuel limit
Gas CCS Electricity Generation CCGT Precomb CCS 2010 £(2010)1026-705/kW £(2010)28.5-16.2/kWpeak plus £(2010)2.8-4.1/MWh 91% 49% 30
Gas CCS Electricity Generation CCGT Post CCS 2010 £(2010) 1231-821/KW £(2010)25.7-33.2/kWpeak plus £(2010)2.8-4.1/MWh 91% 39% 40 years
Gas CCS Electricity Generation CCGT Post CCS 2050 £(2010)988.5-468.16/KW £(2010)26.7-10.77/KW plus £(2010)2.8-4.1/MWh 91% 49% 30 years
Gas CCS Electricity Generation CCGT Precomb CCS 2050 £(2010)857-404/KW £(2010)16.2-28.5/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.8-4.1/MWh 91% 49% 30 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Wood (BFBC) Bubbling Fluidised Bed Combustion 2010 £(2010) 4211-3445/KW £(2010) 144.7-193.7/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.2-2.7/MWh 40MW 90% 36% 25 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Wood (CFBC) Circulating Fluidised Bed Combustion 2010 £(2010) 1960-2396/KW £(2010) 81.5-58.8/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.2-2.7/MWh 150 MW 90% 36% 25 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Wood (BFBC) Bubbling Fluidised Bed Combustion (2050) 2050 £(2010) 1908-3029/KW £(2010) 139.3-80.1/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.2-2.7/MWh 40MW 90% 36% 25 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Wood (CFBC) Circulating Fluidised Bed Combustion 2050 £(2010) 1106-1753/KW £(2010) 33.17-59.6/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.2-2.7/MWh 150 MW 90% 36% 25 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Waste Wood Grate (CFBC) 2010 £(2010) 3509-2871/KW £(2010) 91.9-126.3/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.3-2.8/MWh 40 MW 90% 36% 25 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Waste Wood Grate (CFBC) - 2050 2050 £(2010) 2800-1742/KW £(2010) 100.8-55.7/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.3-2.8/MWh 40 MW 90% 36% 25 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Energy Crops AD 2010 £(2010) 6136-7500/KW £(2010) 262.5-184/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.3-3.3/MWh 1 MW 90% 36% 30 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Energy Crops AD - 2050 2050 £(2010) 5329-3022/KW £(2010) 186.5-90.65/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.3-3.3/MWh 1 MW 90% 36% 30 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Wood Gasification 2010 £(2010) 5160-3440/KW £(2010) 175.4-92.9/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.2-2.6/MWh 1 MW 90% 31% 30 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Wood Gasification - 2050 2050 £(2010) 2876-1853/KW £(2010) 114-39.5/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.2-2.6/MWh 1 MW 90% 31% 30 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Wood Grate (CFBC) 2010 £(2010) 3685-3015/KW £(2010) 165.8-117.6/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.7-3.4/MWh 10 MW 90% 31% 25 years
Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Wood Grate (CFBC) 2050 £(2010) 2876-1853/KW £(2010) 129.4-72.3/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.7-3.4/MWh 10 MW 90% 31% 25 years
Coal CCS CCGT Oxy CCS 2010 £(2010)2740-2283/KW £(2010)73.96-52.5/kWpeak plus £(2010)2.8-4.1/MWh 91% 49% 30
Coal CCS CCGT Oxy CCS 2050 £(2010) 2178-1303/KW £(2010) 29.96-58.8/KWpeak plus £(2010)2.8-4.1/MWh 31% 49% 30 years
Coal CCS IGCC Precomb CCS 2010 £(2010) 3364-2242/KW £(2010)90.8-51.6/KW plus £(2010)3.2-4.8/MWhpeak 87% 37% 30 years
Coal CCS IGCC Precomb CCS 2050 £(2010) 2710-1247/KW £(2010)73.1-28.67/KW plus £(2010)3.2-4.8/MWhpeak 87% 37% 30 years
Coal CCS ASC Coal - Retro PC-CCS 2010 £(2010) 1231-821/KW £(2010) 33.24-18.88/KW plus £(2010)3.2-4.8/Mwhpeak 91% 39% 40 years
Coal CCS ASC Coal - Retro PC-CCS 2050 £(2010)989-468/KW £(2010)26.69-10.77/KW plus £(2010)3.2-4.8/MWh 91% 39% 40 years
Tidal Stream 2010 £(2010)4320-2880/kw £(2010)99.4-54.7/kwpeak 1.2MW 30.1% 18 years
Tidal Stream 2050 £(2010)3099-1180/kw £(2010)71.3-22.4/kwpeak 1.2MW 30.1% 18 years
Nuclear Power PWR 2010 £(2010)2975-4025/kw £(2010)64.4-41.65/KWpeak plus £(2010)1.8-2.5/MWh 85% 60 years
Nuclear Power PWR 2050 £(2010)3485-1384/kw £(2010)55.76-19.38/KWpeak plus £(2010)1.8-2.5/MWh 85% 60 years
Nuclear Power BWR 2010 £(2010)3968-2933/kw £(2010)63.48-41.06/KWpeak plus £(2010)1.8-2.5/MWh 85% 60 years
Nuclear Power BWR 2050 £(2010)3316-1432/kw £(2010)53-20/KWpeak plus £(2010)1.8-2.5/MWh 85% 60 years
Nuclear Power UAE Kepco's APR 2009 £(2010)2400/kw 1400mw
Onshore Wind Small - 0.8MW 2010 £(2010)1523-1378/KW £(2010) 18.3-13.8/KW 0.8MW 29.4% 20 years
Onshore Wind Small - 0.8MW 2050 £(2010)1147-888/KW £(2010) 13.8-8.9/KW 0.8MW 29.4% 20 years
Onshore Wind Large - 2.5MW 2010 £(2010)1418-1283/KW £(2010) 15.6-11.5/KW 2MW 28.5% 20 years
Onshore Wind Large - 2.5MW 2050 £(2010)822-1065/KW £(2010) 11.7-7.4/KWpeak 2MW 28.5% 20 years
Offshore Wind Offshore Wind 2010 £(2010)3396-2779/KW £(2010)95-66.7/KWpeak 5-20MW 34.96% 20 years
Offshore Wind Offshore Wind 2050 £(2010)2252-1253/KW £(2010)63-30/KWpeak 20MW 34.96% 20 years
Solar PV Crystalline - Ground mounted 2050 £(2010) 1023-417/kw £(2010)5-0.8/KWpeak 10mw 9.8% 20 years
Solar PV Crystalline - Roof 2010 £(2010)3135-2565/kw £(2010)15.7-7.7/KWpeak 2.5kw 9.8% 20 years
Solar PV Crystalline - Roof 2050 £(2010)1041-383/kw £(2010)5-1/KWpeak 2.5kw 9.8% 20 years
Solar PV Crystalline - Ground mounted 2010 £(2010) 3080-2520/kw £(2010)15.4-5.04/KWpeak 10mw 9.8% 20 years
Solar PV Thin Film - Roof 2010 £(2010)2915-2385/kw £(2010)14.6-7.2/KWpeak 2.5kw 9.8% 20 years
Solar PV Thin Film - Roof 2050 £(2010)1016-394/kw £(2010)5.1-0.83/KWpeak 2.5kw 9.8% 20 years
Solar PV Thin Film - Ground 2050 £(2010)417-1023/kw £(2010)0.83-5.1/KWpeak 5MW 9.8% 20 years
Solar PV Thin Film - Ground 2010 £(2010)2860-2340/kw £(2010)14.3-4.7/KWpeak 5MW 9.8% 20 years
Hydroelectricity Run of the River Hydro 2010 £(2010) 2363-2138/KW £(2010)23.6-17.1/kwpeak plus £(2010)0.2/MWh 2MW 44.1% 60 years
Hydroelectricity Run of the River Hydro 2050 £(2010) 2029-1524/KW £(2010)20.3-12.2/kwpeak plus £(2010)0.2/MWh 2MW 44.1% 60 years
Wave Fixed Turbine 2010 £(2010)3924-2616/KW £(2010)90.3-49.7/KW 50MW 18% 40 years
Wave Fixed Turbine 2050 £(2010)2750-1031/KW £(2010)63.3-19.6/KW 50MW 18% 40 years
Wave Floating Turbine 2010 £(2010)4848-3232/KW £(2010)130.9-74.3/KW 1MW 17.20% 18 years
Wave Floating Turbine 2050 £(2010)3316-1313/KW £(2010)89.5-30.2/KW 1MW 17.20% 18 years
Wave Central estimate 2050 £(2010)1031-3316/kw peak £(2010)20-90/kw peak
Tidal Range Tidal Barrage 2010 £(2010)4125-2475/KW £(2010)41.25-19.8/kw plus £(2010) 0.2/MWh 2GW 17.64% 60 years
Tidal Range Tidal Barrage 2050 £(2010)3568-1815/KW £(2010)20.3-12.2/kw plus £(2010) 0.2/MWh 2GW 17.64% 60 years
Geothermal Electricity 2010 £(2010)5434-4016/KW £(2010)119.5-72.3/kw plus £(2010) 5-7/MWh 10mw 95% 35 years
Geothermal Electricity 2050 £(2010)2428-3584/KW £(2010)78.8-43.7/kw plus £(2010) 5-7/MWh 10mw 95% 35 years

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Air Conditioning Air Source Heat Pump Air Source Heat Pump with Storage (commercial) Air Source Heat Pump with Storage (domestic) Battery Storage Biogas Biomass 1st generation biocrops Biomass 2nd generation biocrops Biomass Boiler (commercial) Biomass conversion 1st generation energy crops to liquid Biomass conversion 2nd generation energy crops to gas Biomass conversion 2nd generation energy crops to liquid Biomass conversion dry biomass and waste to gas Biomass conversion dry biomass and waste to liquid Biomass conversion dry biomass, biocrops and waste to solid Biomass conversion gas to gas Biomass conversion wet biomass and waste to gas Biomass conversion wet biomass and waste to liquid Biomass forestry arisings collection Biomass liquid fuel imports Biomass manure collection Biomass solid fuel imports Biomass straw collection Biomatter to fuel conversion Bus EV Bus Hybrid EV Bus Hydrogen FCV Bus ICE Carbon Storage Cars EV Cars Fuel Cell Vehicle Cars ICE Cars PHEV Cavity wall insulation CHP Coal CCS Coal-fired Boiler Coal Price Commercial cooking demand reduction Commercial Heat Demand Commercial lighting and appliances Compressed Air storage Conventional Coal Electricity Generation Conventional Gas Electricity Generation Cooking District Heating (domestic) District Heating Network Draughtproofing Electric heating Electricity Distribution Electricity Grid Distribution Costs Electricity Grid Transmission Costs Electricity Transmission Energy Saving Trust’s Advanced Practice Energy Efficiency standard for New Build Enteric fermentation abatement Exported Electricity Floor insulation Fossil Fuel Transfer Costs Gas Boiler Gas CCS Electricity Generation Gas (Natural or Biogas) CHP Gas Price Geosequestration Geothermal Electricity Geothermal Heat Ground Source Heat Pump (commercial) Ground Source Heat Pump Ground Source Heat Pump with Storage (commercial) Ground Source Heat Pump with Storage (domestic) Heat exchanger for District heating Hydroelectricity Hydro pumped storage Imported Electricity Imported Uranium Interconnection International Aviation International Shipping Loft Insulation Macro Algae Manure management Micro CHP Microwind Nuclear Power Offshore Wind Oil Electricity Generation plants Oil-fired boiler Oil fired Boiler Oil Price Onshore Wind Passenger Rail Passiv Haus Pumped storage - Hydro Rail Freight Range - Cars ICE Road Freight Soil management Soil management level 1 Solar PV Solar Thermal (commercial) Solar Thermal Solid Biomass Electricity Generation 2050 Solid Biomass Electricity Generation Solid Fuel Boiler (inc Biomass) Solid Fuel CHP Solid wall insulation Conventional Oil Electricity Generation Temporary Superglazing Test category Tidal Range Tidal Stream UK National Aviation UK National Shipping Uranium Enrichment & Disposal Waste collection and separation Waste landfill gas capture Waste landfill sites Waste sewage gas capture Wave

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