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Download Power Systems Life Cycle Analysis Tool (Power LCAT) Technical Guide
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Date: 5/1/2012
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Justin Adder
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Storage; Advanced Combustion Systems
Analysis Focus Area(s): GHG Mitigation
Author(s): Thomas E Drennen (Sandia National Laboratories); Joel Andruski (Hobert and William Smith Colleges)

Product Description
Power LCAT is a high-level dynamic model that calculates production costs and tracks environmental performance for a range of electricity generation technologies. This report summarizes key assumptions and results for version 2.0 of Power LCAT. This report has three goals: to explain the basic methodology used to calculate production costs and to estimate environmental performance; to provide a general overview of the model operation and initial results; and to demonstrate the wide range of options for conducting sensitivity analysis.