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III.b Hydroelectric power stations Costs

Technologies costed in this sector

Costs Methodlogy

Methodology used

The user defines the number of hydroelectricity capacity. Once the trajectory is set by the user, the number of plants to be built are defined. Investment costs are a function of new build and operating cost are a function of the number of plants operating within that time period. We assume turbines retire after 20 years and the cost of replacement is included.

Please see 2050 Methodology for a full description of the costs approach in the Calculator.

Methodology issues and uncertainties

  • May need to revisit assumption on current stock retirement at 2050
  • Output assumption in the Calculator appears conservative compared to other studies

Technical Assumptions

  • Lifetime = 60yrs, assume current stock and those built in 2010 doesn't retire until after 2050 or after but no other retirement over 2010-2045
  • Load Factor = 38%
  • Input Fuel = Hydro

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