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), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory annually provides an organized and centralized set of such cost and performance data. The ATB uses the best information from the Department of Energy national laboratories' renewable energy analysts. The ATB has been reviewed by experts and it includes the following electricity generation and storage technologies: land-based wind, offshore wind, distributed wind, utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV), commercial-scale solar PV, residential-scale solar PV, concentrating solar power, geothermal power, hydropower, utility-scale battery storage, commercial battery storage, residential battery storage, pumped storage hydropower, coal, and natural gas. EIA data for nuclear and conventional biopower are included for reference. This webinar presentation introduces the 2023 update to the ATB Electricity data and documentation.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages73
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameWebinar presented 24 July 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-86419


  • capacity factor
  • capital expenditures
  • carbon capture and storage
  • CCS
  • cost and performance data
  • energy data
  • energy storage
  • fossil
  • geothermal
  • hydropower
  • LCOE
  • levelized cost of energy
  • overnight capital cost
  • photovoltaic
  • projections
  • solar
  • United States
  • wind


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