2015 Annual Technology Baseline (Including Supporting Data): NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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Abstract

Consistent cost and performance data for various electricity generation technologies can be difficult to find and may change frequently for certain technologies. With the Annual Technology Baseline (ATB), National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides an organized and centralized dataset that was reviewed by internal and external experts. It uses the best information from the Department of Energy laboratory's renewable energy analysts and Energy Information Administration information for conventional technologies. The ATB will be updated annually in order to provide an up-to-date repository of current and future cost and performance data. Going forward, we plan to revise and refine the values using best available information. The ATB includes both a presentation with notes (PDF) and an associated Excel Workbook. The ATB includes the following electricity generation technologies: land-based wind; offshore wind; utility-scale solar PV; concentrating solar power; geothermal power; hydropower plants (upgrades to existing facilities, powering non-powered dams, and new stream-reach development); conventional coal; coal with carbon capture and sequestration; integrated gasification combined cycle coal; natural gas combustion turbines; natural gas combined cycle; conventional biopower. Nuclear laboratory's renewable energy analysts and Energy Information Administration information for conventional technologies. The ATB will be updated annually in order to provide an up-to-date repository of current and future cost and performance data. Going forward, we plan to revise and refine the values using best available information.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages113
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Download the data at http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy15osti/64077-DA.xlsm.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A20-64077

Keywords

  • annual technology baseline
  • concentrating solar power (CSP)
  • cost data
  • CSP
  • geothermal
  • hydropower
  • land-based
  • LCOE
  • offshore
  • performance data
  • PV
  • wind

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