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(IS-2014-172) Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2014

This paper from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) models the average values of levelized costs for generating technologies entering service in 2019. The levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) is used as a measure to compare the competitiveness of each of each technology. Technologies include coal, gas, nuclear, geothermal, biomass, wind, solar, and hydro.




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