Cost, Prices, Power plants, Electric power production, Biomass, Shale oils, and Electricity
This paper provides electricity cost price estimates for biomass-based CHP plants and oil shale power plants to be constructed before 2013 and 2015 that can serve as references for more detailed case-specific studies. Calculation results give electricity costs prices under different CO2 quota price levels (for oil shale energetics), different combined heat and power (CHP) plant scales (for biomass energetics), with and without subsidy mechanisms. The impact of subsidy mechanisms on biomass and oil-shale energetics to adoption of biomass energy sources and its move toward grid parity as well as reasonability of available subsidy mechanisms to avoid backing of projects which cover of expenditure without subsidies are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Black Book - U.S. Utilities: The Outlook for Power Markets, Prices & Profits, 2006-10. 5/1/2006, p15-25. 11p.
Prices, Power plants, Business forecasting, Public utilities -- United States, Electricity, and Natural gas
The article focuses on the state of the public utilities sector in the U.S. It states that setting the price of electricity in the deregulated markets of the U.S. will be affected by the declining price of natural gas and the dispatch of inefficient generating plants. It is mentioned that a significant margin expansion is expected in base-load generators in the Mid-Atlantic states and upstate New York.
Electric utilities, Electric industries, Power plants, Prices, Economic indicators, Electric power failures, Electric power consumption, Electricity, Magnetism, and Electric power
The electric utility industry has experienced rapid growth in the United States since electricity was first introduced as an energy source. The net production of electricity increased at an average rate of 7-2 per cent per year over the period from 1912 to 1964 while over the same period, real GNP increased at roughly 31 per cent per year. The demand by all users of electricity has continued to grow over the last several years and has placed the electric utility industry in a precarious position. Utilities are experiencing increasing pressure on their generating and transmission facilities. Voltage curtailments and reductions attest to the difficulty in meeting current demand levels. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, St. Louis, and New York are among the important areas of the country that have experienced blackouts or power rationing, especially during the summer months as the result of widespread use of air conditioners. Based on estimates of future electricity requirements, the problem may become more serious. In 1968 the total generation of electricity was slightly over 1200 billion kilowatt-hours, while estimates by the Edison Electric Institute (1968) indicate that the generation of electricity will range from 6 to 10 trillion kilowatt-hours in 30 years. The objective of this paper is to investigate the factors determining the demand for electricity by time of day and extend the level of disaggregation used in prior studies. The emphasis is placed on estimating the demand for electricity over the 24 hour load curve and, in particular, to ascertain the sensitivity of demand to price. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Investments, Finance, Power plants, Prices, Wood pellets, and Electricity
The article offers news briefs on investment and finance. Electric services company Centrica has planed to launch its Centrica Innovations venture which aims to support technology, services and innovations. Energy company Drax Group has planned to purchase two U.S. biomass pellet plants. European Union (EU) has awarded a cash to an interconnector between Norway and Scotland.
Marketing agreements, Power plants, Power resources, Prices, Fuel cells, and Electricity
The article reports on the co-marketing agreement signed by FuelCell Energy Inc. with NRG Energy for the marketing and sales of FuelCell Energy power plants. The terms of the agreement are cited. It explains how fuel cells convert a fuel source into electricity and heat. A brief background on both NRG and FuelCell Energy is provided.
Operating costs, Power plants, Water power, Investments, Prices, and Electricity
The article talks about the possibility that the rising operating costs of Denmark's coal-fired power plants could add up to 5 percent to Nordic electricity prices over the peak winter months. Norway, which is struggling to produce enough hydropower to satisfy peak winter demand, will once again be the chief customer for Danish coal-fired production. According to the Sweden's Department of Energy (DoE), the upward movement in prices reflects low investment in new power capacity in Sweden and Norway.
Reports on the speculation on the rising electricity forward prices in Great Britain in June 2003. Percentage of plant margin that would result in demand reduction in electricity; Forecast on power plant margin; Comments from National Grid Transco director Mike Calviou on sufficient plant.
Modern Power Systems. Nov2003, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p13-13. 1/2p.
Prices, Power plants, and Electricity
This article focuses on Great Britain's power manufacturer National Grid Transco and its reassurance to meet with the peak demands of winter 2003. Scottish Power chief executive Ian Russell suggested that, "the government should reconsider its hard line against market intervention. Supported by Powergen, Scottish Power wants the government to provide less efficient plants with incentives to keep operating." Prior to the recent upside in wholesale electricity prices there was a frequent debate on the merits of reintroducing a capacity payment into prices.
European Power News. Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p3. 1/5p.
Power plants, Deregulation, Prices, and Electricity
Focuses on the stagnation in the power plant construction market due to deregulation uncertainties in Europe. Consequences of liberalization on the steam turbine markets; Factors influencing electricity price; Decline in the sales of steam turbines.