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Cost of Power Generation - Renewables Compete with Conventional Alternatives as the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) is driven down by Technological Developments and Mass Deployments - Product Image

Cost of Power Generation - Renewables Compete with Conventional Alternatives as the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) is driven down by Technological Developments and Mass Deployments

  • ID: 2499652
  • April 2013
  • 95 Pages
  • GBI Research

GBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, “Cost of Power Generation - Renewables Compete with Conventional Alternatives as the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) is driven down by Technological Developments and Mass Deployments”. This report gives an in-depth analysis of the cost of power generation, levelized cost of electricity for different power generating technologies, both renewable and conventional, in six major countries like the US, China, India, Germany, the UK and Australia between 2011 and 2020. The report also provides information on key trends, factors impacting the cost of power generation and electricity prices.

Scope

- Levelized cost of electricity for power generation from renewable resources such as biomass, wind and solar PV from 2011 to 2020

- Levelized cost of electricity for power generation from conventional resource such as from coal and gas from 2011 to 2020

- Key trends of cost of power generation in global power market

- Factors impacting cost of power generation and electricity prices

- Overview of grid parity

Reasons to buy

- Identify the challenges associated with the market to take up necessary actions to transform them into opportunities for future growth

- Understand and respond to the trends of the market to formulate strategies accordingly

- Identify the scope of different technologies and investment opportunities of the markets globally

- Make better-informed business decisions armed with hard-to-get LCOE data in six major countries"

1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures

2 Introduction

3 Levelized Cost of Energy
3.1 Levelized Cost of Energy, Overview
3.2 Retail Cost, Levelized Cost of Electricity and Grid Parity
3.3 Components of Cost of Power Generation
3.3.1 Overnight Capital Cost
3.3.2 Fuel Cost
3.3.3 Operations and Maintenance Costs
3.3.4 Financing Cost
3.3.5 Capacity Factor
3.3.6 Discount Rates

4 Factors Impacting the Cost of Power Generation
4.1 Technology Learning Effect
4.2 CO2 Lifecycle Emissions and the Cost Price
4.2.1 Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
4.2.2 Global Initiatives to Reduce Carbon Footprint
4.2.3 Evolution of Carbon Trading Market
4.2.4 Emission Trading
4.3 Capacity Factor
4.4 Fuel Prices

5 Factors Impacting Electricity Prices
5.1 Structural Costs
5.2 Cost of Carbon
5.3 Grid Extension
5.4 Tariff Subsidies
5.5 Fuel Subsidies

6 Levelized Cost of Electricity, Market Dynamics
6.1 Key Trends
6.1.1 LCOE for Solar PV to Decline at a Significant Rate during Forecast Period
6.1.2 Fluctuating Fuel Costs and Increasing Capital Costs of Conventional Technologies are Enhancing the Competitiveness of Renewable Technologies
6.1.3 Grid Parity is Becoming a Reality

7 Power Market Scenario in Major Countries, 2012–2020
7.1 Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity, 2012–2020
7.2 Power Market, the US, Cumulative Installed Capacity and Levelized Cost of Electricity, 2012–2020
7.2.1 Power Market, the US, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.2.2 Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.3 Power Market, China, Cumulative Installed Capacity and Levelized Cost of Electricity, 2012–2020
7.3.1 Power Market, China, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.3.2 Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.4 Power Market, India, Cumulative Installed Capacity and Levelized Cost of Electricity, 2012–2020
7.4.1 Power Market, India, Cumulative Installed Capacity, By Technology, 2012–2020
7.4.2 Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.5 Power Market, Germany, Cumulative Installed Capacity and Levelized Cost of Electricity, 2012–2020
7.5.1 Power Market, Germany, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.5.2 Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.6 Power Market, the UK, Cumulative Installed Capacity and Levelized Cost of Electricity, 2012–2020
7.6.1 Power Market, the UK, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.6.2 Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.7 Power Market, Australia, Cumulative Installed Capacity and Levelized Cost of Electricity, 2012–2020
7.7.1 Power Market, Australia, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology, 2012–2020
7.7.2 Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology, 2012–2020

8 Power Market, Cost of Power Generation, Comparative Analysis in Major Countries
8.1 Power Market, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, Comparative Analysis, By Technology, 2012
8.1.1 Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, 2012
8.1.2 Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity Comparison, by Technology
8.1.3 Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, 2012
8.1.4 Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, 2012
8.1.5 Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, 2012
8.1.6 Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range ($/kWh), By Technology, 2012
8.2 Renewable Power Market, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Country, 2012
8.2.1 Biomass Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries
8.2.2 Solar PV Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, 2011–2020
8.2.3 Wind Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, 2011–2020
8.3 Thermal Power Market, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Country, 2012
8.3.1 Coal-fired Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, 2011–2020
8.3.2 Gas-fired Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, 2011–2020

9 Appendix
9.1 Market Definition
9.1.1 Technologies Covered
9.1.2 Geographies Covered
9.1.3 Major Definitions
9.2 Assumptions
9.3 Abbreviations
9.4 References
9.5 Methodology
9.5.1 Coverage
9.5.2 Secondary Research
9.5.3 Primary Research
9.5.4 Expert Panel Validation
9.6 Contact Us
9.7 Disclaimer

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Wind Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity Comparison with Retail Electricity Prices, 2011–2020
Table 2: Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Power Generation Technologies, Tons CO2e/GWh, 2012
Table 3: Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Table 4: Power Market, the US, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Table 5: Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 6: Power Market, China, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Table 7: Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 8: Power Market, India, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Table 9: Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 10: Power Market, Germany, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Table 11: Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 12: Power Market, the UK, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Table 13: Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 14: Power Market, Australia, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012 and 2020
Table 15: Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 16: Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Table 17: Power Market, China, LCOE by Technologies, Comparative Analysis, 2012
Table 18: Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Table 19: Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Table 20: Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Table 21: Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Table 22: Biomass Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Table 23: Biomass Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 24: Biomass Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 25: Biomass Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 26: Biomass Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 27: Biomass Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 28: Biomass Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 29: Solar PV Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Table 30: Solar PV Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 31: Solar PV Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 32: Solar PV Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 33: Solar PV Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 34: Solar PV Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 35: Solar PV Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 36: Wind Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis, 2012
Table 37: Wind Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 38: Wind Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 39: Wind Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 40: Wind Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 41: Wind Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 42: Wind Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 43: Coal-fired Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Table 44: Coal-fired Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 45: Coal-fired Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 46: Coal-fired Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 47: Coal-fired Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 48: Coal-fired Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 49: Coal-fired Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 50: Gas-fired Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis, 2012
Table 51: Gas-fired Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 52: Gas-fired Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 53: Gas-fired Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 54: Gas-fired Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 55: Gas-fired Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 56: Gas-fired Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Table 57: Power Generating Sources Covered as Part of the Report

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Comparison of Capital Cost Estimates ($/kW), 2012
Figure 2: Wind Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity Comparison with Retail Electricity Prices, 2011–2020
Figure 3: Components of Cost of Power Generation, 2012
Figure 4: Comparison of Capital Cost Estimates ($/kW), 2012
Figure 5: Comparison of Capacity Factors of Different Technologies (%), the US, 2012
Figure 6: Power Market, Factors Impacting Cost of Power Generation, 2012
Figure 7: Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Power Generation Technologies, Tons CO2e/GWh, 2012
Figure 8: Global Carbon Trading Market Structure, 2012
Figure 9: Power Market, Factors Impacting Electricity Prices, 2012
Figure 10: Solar PV Power Market, LCOE in Major Countries ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 11: Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Figure 12: Power Market, the US, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Figure 13: Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 14: Power Market, China, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Figure 15: Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 16: Power Market, India, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Figure 17: Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 18: Power Market, Germany, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Figure 19: Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 20: Power Market, the UK, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012–2020
Figure 21: Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 22: Power Market, Australia, Cumulative Installed Capacity, by Technology (%), 2012 and 2020
Figure 23: Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity, by Technology ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 24: Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 25: Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 26: Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range ($/kWh), by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 27: Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 28: Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range ($/kWh), by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 29: Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity Range, by Technology, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 30: Biomass Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 31: Biomass Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 32: Biomass Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 33: Biomass Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 34: Biomass Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 35: Biomass Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 36: Biomass Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 37: Solar PV Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 38: Solar PV Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity, 2011–2020
Figure 39: Solar PV Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 40: Solar PV Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 41: Solar PV Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 42: Solar PV Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 43: Solar PV Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 44: Wind Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis, 2012
Figure 45: Wind Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 46: Wind Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 47: Wind Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 48: Wind Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 49: Wind Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 50: Wind Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 51: Coal-fired Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 52: Coal-fired Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 53: Coal-fired Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 54: Coal-fired Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 55: Coal-fired Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 56: Coal-fired Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 57: Coal-fired Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 58: Gas-fired Power Market, Global, Levelized Cost of Electricity in Major Countries, Comparative Analysis ($/kWh), 2012
Figure 59: Gas-fired Power Market, the US, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 60: Gas-fired Power Market, China, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 61: Gas-fired Power Market, India, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 62: Gas-fired Power Market, Germany, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 63: Gas-fired Power Market, the UK, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020
Figure 64: Gas-fired Power Market, Australia, Levelized Cost of Electricity ($/kWh), 2011–2020

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