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Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants Volume 1b: Bituminous Coal (IGCC) to Electricity Revision 2b – Year Dollar Update

Date: 7/31/2015
Contact: Timothy Fout

This report presents the cost and performance results of an assessment of seven integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants. The primary value of this report lies not in the absolute accuracy of the capital cost estimates for the individual cases (estimated to be -15 percent/ 30), but in the application of a consistent approach to allow meaningful comparisons of relative costs among the cases evaluated. This report, Volume 1b, retains the IGCC design and performance updates from the November 2010 release of Volume 1 (Revision 2)1, but updates the IGCC costs for all cases to 2011 year dollars. Volume 1a covers the cost and performance update of all pulverized coal (PC) and natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) cases. Section 4 has a revision control table listing the updates applied to this report.


Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants Volume 1a: Bituminous Coal (PC) and Natural Gas to Electricity Revision 3

Date: 7/6/2015
Contact: Timothy Fout

This report establishes performance and cost data for fossil energy power systems, pulverized coal (PC) plants fueled with bituminous coal and natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) plants, all with and without carbon capture and storage. The analyses were performed on a consistent technical and economic basis that reflects current market conditions. The study serves as a benchmark to track the progress of DOE Fossil Energy R&D and as a baseline for analyzing fossil energy plant options. This is believed to provide the most comprehensive set of cost and performance data using bituminous coal available in the public literature to date. The cost and performance data were compiled from published reports, information obtained from vendor quotes and users of the technology, and data from designing and building utility projects.


Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants Supplement: Sensitivity to CO2 Capture Rate in Coal-Fired Power Plants (June 2015)

Date: 6/22/2015
Contact: Timothy Fout

This report evaluated the effect of lower CO2 capture rates on plant performance and cost for both IGCC and PC power plants.


Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (SCO2) Indirect Power Cycles Incorporating Fossil-Fuel Heat Sources

Date: 10/7/2014
Contact: Walter Shelton

2014 Pittsburgh Coal Conference Presentation on indirect supercritical CO2 Cycles with the following sections: - Introduction - sCO2 Recompression Brayton Cycle - Screening of Fossil-based Heat Sources - Potential Benefits for Coal-Based Indirect sCO2 Cycles Conclusions include that (1) potential for significant efficiency gains over conventional steam cycles depending on the configuration and temperature; (2) applicable to multiple coal-based platforms; (3) costs currently uncertain; and, (4) coal-based systems have a potential for a 5-15% reduction in COE under certain assumptions.


Preliminary Benefits of Supercritical CO2 (SCO2) Power Cycles

Date: 9/11/2014
Contact: Walter Shelton

Presentation at 2014 SCO2 Workshop: of plant level & power sector potential benefits for indirect sCO2 cycles. An example is presented for a coal-based plant that shows results for improving efficiency and COE. Outlines the cost uncertainties for sCO2 cycles and the approach used to obtain estimates.


An Assessment of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Integrated with Generic Heat Sources (Presentation)

Date: 9/10/2014
Contact: Walter Shelton

Presentation for the 4th sCO2 Symposium Presentation (2014). Presented is a detailed analysis of the supercritical CO2 (sCO2) recompression Brayton cycle to better understand at a fundamental level the dependence of the cycle performance on operating conditions. The focus of this study is on cycle performance, particularly efficiency. No cost estimates were performed. However, a number of indirect measures of cycle cost were examined to provide an indication of whether the operating conditions were in a region of great cost sensitivity. In this study, a sCO2 recompression cycle is described and a set of baseline operating conditions proposed. The heat source for the study was considered generic or agnostic. No temperature value, temperature range, or heat flux was assumed to limit cycle design.


An Assessment of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Integrated with Generic Heat Sources (Report)

Date: 9/10/2014
Contact: Walter Shelton

Paper for the 4th sCO2 Symposium. (2014). This paper documents a detailed analysis of the supercritical CO2 (sCO2) recompression Brayton cycle to better understand at a fundamental level the dependence of the cycle performance on operating conditions. The focus of this study is on cycle performance, particularly efficiency. No cost estimates were performed. However, a number of indirect measures of cycle cost were examined to provide an indication of whether the operating conditions were in a region of great cost sensitivity. In this study, a sCO2 recompression cycle is described and a set of baseline operating conditions proposed. The heat source for the study was considered generic or agnostic. No temperature value, temperature range, or heat flux was assumed to limit cycle design.


sCO2 Cycle Analysis – Preliminary Results

Date: 7/24/2014
Contact: Walter Shelton

This is a presentation on a "10 MWe sCO2 Demo analysis". The sCO2 cycle modeled is a Recompression Brayton Cycle. A baseline cycle is base on a series of parameters that were assumed as reasonable from preliminary runs and know literature values. Sensitivities to key parameters were then made. These included pressure ratio, system pressure drop, minimum recuperator temperature approach., and turbine inlet temperature. The idea of cost surrogate variables is also introduced.


Analysis of Brayton Cycles Utilizing Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Date: 7/1/2014
Contact: Walter Shelton

This white paper documents a detailed and extensive Brayton cycle analysis that was performed to better understand at a fundamental level the dependence of the Brayton cycle performance on operating conditions, working fluid, supercritical fluid properties, and some cycle non-idealities. This work was performed to better understand the factors controlling Brayton cycle performance and optimal operating conditions, particularly for cycles utilizing supercritical CO2 (sCO2) as the working fluid. The focus of this study is on cycle performance, particularly efficiency. No cost estimates were performed. However, as a single indirect measure of cycle cost, some sensitivity analyses on specific power (net output divided by working fluid mass flow rate) were included.


An Overview, Assessment, and Thermodynamic Analysis of an Indirect SCO2 Power Cycle Configuration (Presentation)

Date: 4/1/2014
Contact: Walter Shelton

ICEPAG 2014 presentation on sCO2 analysis and benefits. The presentation gives an overview of potential advantages and the differences between Indirect and Direct SCO2 cyles. The presentation is broken into the following sections: (1) Fundamental Thermodynamic Analysis of sCO2 Power Cycles, (2) Fundamental Thermodynamic Analysis of sCO2 Power Cycles, and (3) Potential Benefits for Coal-based Indirect sCO2 Cycles.


T-Q Diagram and Heat Source Assessment – Preliminary Evaluation

Date: 1/24/2014
Contact: Walter Shelton

Presentation of a preliminary assessment of the fossil fuel heat sources for integration with the supercritical CO2 cycle: (1) PC, Air/Oxy, (2) CFB, Air/Oxy, (3) PFBC, Air/Oxy. It shows the development of T-Q diagrams to evaluate the effectiveness of various heat sources for the supercritical CO2 cycle. Heat sources include fossil fuels, Nuclear, and Solar. Conclusions include: (1) Current CFB (Air/Oxy) T-Q profile more suited to sCO2 cycle (for TIT < CFB furnace temperature), (2) PC/CFB design needs to be modified to take advantage of the high efficiency sCO2 cycle and (3) sCO2 cycle should be optimized to match the heat source better.


Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Design Basis – Brayton Cycle Analysis - Update

Date: 10/23/2013
Contact: Walter Shelton

Fundamental sCO2 cycle analyses. This is an ESPA/Noblis presentation of a study made to look at indirect sCO2 Brayton cycles using a generic heat source from a fundamental thermodynamic prospective. Included are overviews of factors impacting cycle configurations, heat sources and outlines of both indirect and direct Brayton Cycles. Sensitivity Analyses are performed on a number of items that include working fluids, cycle pressure ratios and pressures, turbine inlet temperatures, and turbomachinery efficiencies. The study includes testing various equation of state (EOS) to arrive at reasonable and accurate thermodynamic values for fluids in the critical point region. The results are presented in many summary plots to illustrate the findings to the reader. Additional discussion is available in a final report.


Quality Guideline for Energy System Studies: CO2 Impurity Design Parameters

Date: 9/27/2013
Contact: William Summers

This section of the Quality Guidelines provides recommended impurity limits for CO2 stream components for use in conceptual studies of CO2 carbon capture, utilization, and storage systems. These limits were developed from information consolidated from numerous studies and are presented by component. Impurity levels are provided for limitations of carbon steel pipelines, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), saline reservoir sequestration, and cosequestration of CO2 and H2S in saline reservoirs.


Cost and Performance of PC and IGCC Plants for a Range of Carbon Dioxide Capture

Date: 9/19/2013
Contact: Timothy Fout

This study establishes the cost and performance for a range of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture levels for new supercritical pulverized coal and integrated gasification combined cycle power plants. Cost of avoiding CO2 emissions is calculated and utilized to find the optimum level of CO2 capture for each plant type.


Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, Volume 1: Bituminous Coal and Natural Gas to Electricity, Revision 2a, September 2013

Date: 9/1/2013
Contact: Timothy Fout

Objective is to establish baseline performance and cost estimates for today’s fossil energy plants, it is necessary to look at the current state of technology. Such a baseline can be used to benchmark the progress of the Fossil Energy RD&D portfolio. This study provides an accurate, independent assessment of the cost and performance for Pulverized Coal (PC) Combustion, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles (IGCC), and Natural Gas Combined Cycles (NGCC), all with and without carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration assuming that the plants use technology available today.


Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Design Basis – Brayton Cycle Analysis

Date: 6/21/2013
Contact: Walter Shelton

Fundamental sCO2 cycle analyses. This is an ESPA/Noblis presentation of a study made to look at indirect sCO2 Brayton cycles using a generic heat source from a fundamental thermodynamic prospective. Included are overviews of factors impacting cycle configurations, heat sources and outlines of both indirect and direct Brayton Cycles. Sensitivity Analyses are performed on a number of items that include working fluids, cycle pressure ratios and pressures, turbine inlet temperatures, and turbomachinery efficiencies. The study includes testing various equation of state (EOS) to arrive at reasonable and accurate thermodynamic values for fluids in the critical point region. The results are presented in many summary plots to illustrate the findings to the reader. Additional discussion is available in a final report.


Power Generation Technology Comparison from a Life Cycle Perspective (Presentation)

Date: 6/1/2013
Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

This analysis provides insight into key criteria for the feasibility of seven types of energy technologies. The seven types of technologies include electricity from natural gas, co-firing of coal and biomass, nuclear fuel, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and solar thermal resources. The key criteria for evaluating these technologies are defined.


Life Cycle Analysis: Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant Rev. 2

Date: 6/1/2013
Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

The Life cycle analysis of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant develops an inventory of emissions results and calculates life cycle costs for the plant with and without CCS.


Current and Future Technologies for Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) Power Plants

Date: 6/1/2013
Contact: Walter Shelton

The purpose of this study is to present the cost and performance of natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plants using state-of-the-art (SOA) and advanced gas turbines, both non-capture configurations and with post Adv. Combustion Systems carbon capture based on an advanced solvent process. The NGCC cases included in this study consist of four gas turbine designs: F-frame (GE 7FA.05), H-frame (based on Siemens H), advanced J-frame (based on MHI J), and a conceptual advanced future design (designated as X-frame). Each turbine is modeled in three process configurations: without CO2 capture, with CO2 capture, and with CO2 capture and exhaust gas recycle (EGR).


Power Generation Technology Comparison from a Life Cycle Perspective (Report)

Date: 6/1/2013
Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

This analysis provides insight into key criteria for the feasibility of seven types of energy technologies. The seven types of technologies include electricity from natural gas, co-firing of coal and biomass, nuclear fuel, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and solar thermal resources. The key criteria for evaluating these technologies are defined.


Power Generation Technology Comparison from a Life Cycle Perspective (Fact Sheet)

Date: 6/1/2013
Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

This analysis provides insight into key criteria for the feasibility of seven types of energy technologies. The seven types of technologies include electricity from natural gas, co-firing of coal and biomass, nuclear fuel, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and solar thermal resources. The key criteria for evaluating these technologies are defined.


Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies: Capital Cost Scaling Methodology

Date: 1/31/2013
Contact: William Summers

The purpose of this section of the Quality Guidelines is to provide a standard basis for scaling costs, with specific emphasis on scaling exponents. The intention of having a standardized document is to provide guidelines for proper procedures to reduce the potential of errors and increase credibility through consistency. This document contains a listing of frequently used pieces of equipment and their corresponding scaling exponent for various plant types, along with their ranges of applicability. This document also details the equations to be used with each exponent.


Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles - Literature Survey

Date: 12/12/2012
Contact: Walter Shelton

The task was to identify from public literature possible systems for evaluation based on the following high quality ( T>500 oC) heat sources: coal PFBC , Nuclear, Solar Thermal, and waste heat. Objectives included outlining how the heat source is currently or proposed to be used in a process and what information is available. All of the sCO2 cycles considered used indirect (closed) sCO2 cycles and direct cycles were not in the study scope. Concluding remarks pointed out that fossil-fuel-based heat sources are a promisig source for usage in sCO2 cycles. That solar sources are dependent on a thermal energy storage medium (e.g. molten salt) and this could lead to operation at lower temperatures then desirable to obtain high efficiencies. Other heat sources briefly explored were fuel cells, waste heat and current nuclear reactors.


Impact of Load Following on Power Plant Cost and Performance

Date: 10/1/2012
Contact: William Summers

This study performed a review of the public literature and interviewed industry experts to determine the impact on cost and performance of forcing fossil fuel power plants without and with carbon capture to load follow in response to changes in demand or output from renewable power generation sources. There is some information to quantify the impact of load following on NGCC and PC plants without capture, however there is little information either experimental data or theoretical analysis on the impact on IGCC, oxycombustion, or any plants with carbon capture from load following.


Updated Costs (June 2011 Basis) for Selected Bituminous Baseline Cases

Date: 8/23/2012
Contact: Timothy Fout

The Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Power Plants, Volume 1: Bituminous Coal and Natural Gas to Electricity (Nov 2010) establishes performance and cost data for fossil energy power systems, specifically integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants fueled with bituminous coal, pulverized coal (PC) plants fueled with bituminous coal, and natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) plants all with and without carbon capture and sequestration. The cost basis for that report was June 2007. This present report updates the cost of selected cases from that report to June 2011 dollars.


Role of Alternative Energy Sources: Natural Gas Technology Assessment (Presentation)

Date: 6/30/2012
Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

This peer-reviewed analysis is one of a series of Technology Assessments of power production and evaluates the role of natural gas power in the future energy portfolio of the U.S. Natural gas power is evaluated with respect to resource base, growth potential, environmental profile, costs, barriers, risks, and expert opinions. Natural gas is seen as a cleaner burning and flexible alternative to other fossil fuels, and is used in residential, industrial, and transportation applications in addition to an expanding role in power production. New technologies have allowed increased domestic production of natural gas. The projected supply contributions afforded by new natural gas plays may keep the price of natural gas relatively low for the foreseeable future. Since natural gas is comprised mostly of methane, the control of fugitive emissions is imperative to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas.


Role of Alternative Energy Sources: Natural Gas Technology Assessment (Fact Sheet)

Date: 5/11/2012
Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

This peer-reviewed analysis is one of a series of Technology Assessments of power production and evaluates the role of natural gas power in the future energy portfolio of the U.S. Natural gas power is evaluated with respect to resource base, growth potential, environmental profile, costs, barriers, risks, and expert opinions. Natural gas is seen as a cleaner burning and flexible alternative to other fossil fuels, and is used in residential, industrial, and transportation applications in addition to an expanding role in power production. New technologies have allowed increased domestic production of natural gas. The projected supply contributions afforded by new natural gas plays may keep the price of natural gas relatively low for the foreseeable future. Since natural gas is comprised mostly of methane, the control of fugitive emissions is imperative to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas.


Current and Future Technologies for Power Generation with Post-Combustion Carbon Capture

Date: 3/16/2012
Contact: Robert Stevens

The objective of this study is to support DOE’s Carbon Capture and Advanced Combustion R&D Programs by completing an "R&D Pathway” study for PC power plants that employ post-combustion carbon capture. The pathway begins with representation of today's technology and extends to include emerging carbon capture, advanced steam conditions, and advanced CO2 compression with corresponding performance/cost estimates to illustrate routes to achieving the DOE goal of = 35% increase in cost of electricity relative to a PC plant without CO2 capture. 


Quality Guideline for Energy System Studies: Specifications for Selected Feedstocks

Date: 1/31/2012
Contact: William Summers

This document provides recommended specifications for various feedstocks that are commonly found in NETL-sponsored energy system studies. Adhering to these specifications should enhance the consistency of such studies. NETL recommends these guidelines be followed in the absence of any compelling market, project, or site-specific requirements in order to facilitate comparison of studies evaluating coal-based technologies.


Research and Development Goals for CO2 Capture Technology

Date: 12/1/2011
Contact: Timothy Fout

This document outlines the carbon capture goals set forth by DOE/NETL and provides a detailed breakdown and justification of their derivation.


Estimating Freshwater Needs to Meet Future Thermoelectric Generation Requirements - 2011 Update

Date: 10/1/2011
Contact: Erik Shuster

Future freshwater withdrawal and consumption from domestic thermoelectric generation sources were estimated for five cases, using EIA AEO 2011 regional projections for capacity additions and retirements.


Eliminating the Derate of Carbon Capture Retrofits

Date: 9/12/2011
Contact: Gregory Hackett

Retrofitting existing PC plants with amine-based CO2 capture technology is thermally- and power-intensive. This study examines the benefit of installing a natural gas simple cycle to provide the auxiliaries required to operate the amine system such that the original power demand can still be met.


Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - Volume 3 Executive Summary: Low Rank Coal to Electricity

Date: 9/1/2011
Contact: James Fisher

The Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - Volume 3: Low Rank Coal and Natural Gas to Electricity contains three separate reports including 28 cases: integrated gasification combined cycle plants (Volume 3a), combustion plants (Volume 3b), and natural gas combined cycle plants (Volume 3c). This study establishes performance and cost data for fossil energy power systems, specifically integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), combustion, and natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) plants all with and without carbon capture and sequestration. Most of the coal fired plants are studied using both Rosebud Montana Powder River Basin Coal (PRB) at a Montana site at an elevation of 3,400 feet and North Dakota Lignite (NDL) at a mine-mouth North Dakota site at an elevation of 1,900 feet. NGCC plants are also studied at both locations. The analyses were performed on a consistent technical and economic basis that accurately reflects current market condi


NETL Upstream Dashboard Tool

Date: 8/1/2011
Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

The goal of the Upstream Tool is to allow the user to customize key parameters specific to their Life Cycle case study or desired scenario, and generate customized Upstream Emissions results quickly and simply.


Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - Volume 2: Coal to Synthetic Natural Gas and Ammonia (Report)

Date: 7/5/2011
Contact: William Summers

This report establishes performance and cost data for coal fueled plants producing synthetic natural gas and ammonia. The plants are based on a dry-feed entrained-flow gasifier and include cases using bituminous, sub-bituminous, and lignite coals. All configurations were studied with and without carbon sequestration. The analyses were performed on a consistent technical and economic basis that accurately reflects current market conditions for plants starting operation in 2012. This is believed to provide the most comprehensive set of cost and performance data available in the public literature to date. The cost and performance data were compiled from published reports, information obtained from vendor quotes and users of the technology, and data from designing and building projects.


Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - Volume 2: Coal to Synthetic Natural Gas and Ammonia (Presentation)

Date: 7/5/2011
Contact: William Summers

Presentation of Volume 2: This report establishes performance and cost data for coal fueled plants producing synthetic natural gas and ammonia. The plants are based on a dry-feed entrained-flow gasifier and include cases using bituminous, sub-bituminous, and lignite coals. All configurations were studied with and without carbon sequestration. The analyses were performed on a consistent technical and economic basis that accurately reflects current market conditions for plants starting operation in 2012. This is believed to provide the most comprehensive set of cost and performance data available in the public literature to date. The cost and performance data were compiled from published reports, information obtained from vendor quotes and users of the technology, and data from designing and building projects.


Technical and Economic Analysis of Various Power Generation Resources Coupled with CAES Systems

Date: 5/17/2011
Contact: Ryan Egidi

Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is an energy storage application with the potential to supplement intermittent power sources, such as wind and solar generators, and to enable better load following for more constant power sources such as coal combustion generators. To better understand CAES’s potential to provide practical energy storage for intermittent and constant-output power sources in the U.S., three practical considerations important to CAES planning and operations were analyzed: 1. Siting decisions 2. Development of optimal charge-discharge strategies 3. Design and operating factors that affect efficiency. These three analyses form the major sections of this study.


Thermal Plant Emissions Due to Intermittent Renewable Power Integration

Date: 5/1/2011
Contact: John Brewer

Answering the question of whether operating one or more natural-gas turbines to firm variable wind or solar power would result in increased Nitrous oxide (NOx) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to full-power steady-state operation of natural-gas turbines, the analysis demonstrates that CO2 emissions reductions are likely to be 75-80% of those presently assumed by policy makers (one-for-one reduction). NOx reduction depends strongly on the type of NOx control and how it is dispatched. For the best system examined, using 20% renewable penetration, the NOx reductions are 30-50% of those expected; in the worst, emissions increased by 2-4 times the expected reductions.


Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - Volume 3a: Low Rank Coal to Electricity: IGCC Cases

Date: 5/1/2011
Contact: James Fisher

The Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Power Plants Study, Volume 3a: Low Rank Coal to Electricity: IGCC Cases establishes performance and cost data for fossil energy power systems, specifically integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants all with and without carbon capture and sequestration. The analyses were performed on a consistent technical and economic basis that accurately reflects current market conditions. The study serves as a benchmark to track the progress of DOE Advanced Power Systems R&D and as a baseline for analyzing fossil energy plant options.


Assessment of Future Vehicle Transportation Options and Their Impact on the Electric Grid - Presentation

Date: 1/1/2011
Contact: Justin Adder

Using critical review of existing literature and independent analyses, NETL summarizes the future of vehicle transportation and its impact on the electric grid. It begins with a discussion of the technology performance characteristics and market potential of key competitors in the vehicle sector, in order to set the stage for the discussion of electric vehicles (EVs), which have the highest potential for short-term market penetration. EVs are also the key transportation technology that will have a significant impact on the electric power grid, making their usage and prevalence important to both electric utilities and load-serving entities and consumers.


Carbon Capture Approaches for Natural Gas Combined Cycle Systems

Date: 1/1/2011
Contact: Walter Shelton

This study develops ASPEN PLUS simulation models and cost estimates for Natural Gas Combined Cycle plants with CO2 capture. Three approaches for carbon capture are examined: pre-Adv. Combustion Systems, post-Adv. Combustion Systems and oxy-Adv. Combustion Systems. In pre-Adv. Combustion Systems carbon capture, the carbon in the fuel is converted to CO2 and removed before the Adv. Combustion Systems process, whereas in post-Adv. Combustion Systems, the more dilute CO2 is separated from the flue gas at a lower pressure. Oxy-Adv. Combustion Systems technologies use nearly pure oxygen as the oxidant so that the flue gas consists primarily of CO2 and water vapor. Case results are compared with a reference plant based on an 7F frame Adv. Combustion Systems turbine.


Life Cycle Analysis: Power Studies Compilation Report (Revised 2011)

Date: 1/1/2011
Contact: Robert James

Presentation for life cycle analysis compilation of the power LCA reports. Develops an inventory of emissions results, and calculates life cycle costs for each plant with and without CCS.


Assessment of Future Vehicle Transportation Options and Their Impact on the Electric Grid - Report

Date: 1/1/2011
Contact: Justin Adder

Using critical review of existing literature and independent analyses, NETL summarizes the future of vehicle transportation and its impact on the electric grid. It begins with a discussion of the technology performance characteristics and market potential of key competitors in the vehicle sector, in order to set the stage for the discussion of EVs, which have the highest potential for short-term market penetration. EVs are also the key transportation technology that will have a significant impact on the electric power grid, making their usage and prevalence important to both electric utilities and load-serving entities and consumers.


Current and Future Technologies for Gasification-Based Power Generation, Volume 2: Carbon Capture, Revision 1

Date: 11/1/2010
Contact: James Fisher

The impact of a portfolio of advanced technologies in DOE's Clean Coal R&D Program were evaluated in gasification-based power plant configurations with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) resulting in power plants that are significantly more efficient and affordable than today's fossil energy technologies. In the IGCC process, the study estimates that a 7 percentage point efficiency improvement over conventional gasification technology is possible. With fuel cell technology, process efficiency improvements of 24 percentage points are potentially achievable. Furthermore, successful R&D for the advanced technologies evaluated results in capital costs and cost of electricity that is more than 30% below that of conventional IGCC technology with CCS.


Life Cycle Analysis: Power Studies Compilation Report

Date: 10/1/2010
Contact: Robert James

Presentation for life cycle analysis compilation of the power LCA reports. Develops an inventory of emissions results, and calculates life cycle costs for each plant with and without CCS.


Life Cycle Analysis: Power Studies Compilation Report Presentation

Date: 9/1/2010
Contact: Robert James

Presentation for life cycle analysis compilation of the Power LCA Reports. Develops an inventory of emissions results, and calculates life cycle costs for each plant with and without CCS.


Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants

Date: 1/8/2010
Contact: Erik Shuster

This presentation provides an overview of proposed new coal-fired power plants that are under consideration. It focuses on those power plant development activities achieving significant progress toward completion, in order to more accurately assess the ability of this segment of the power generation industry to support adequate electricity capacity in various regions of the U.S.