Research and analysis

BEIS Electricity Generation Costs (November 2016)

This report details the methodology, data and assumptions used to generate the levelised cost estimates.

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BEIS electricity generation cost report

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Details

This report presents levelised costs for electricity generation technologies. A ‘levelised cost’ is the average cost of the lifetime of the plant per MWh of electricity generated. They reflect the cost of building, operating and decommissioning a generic plant for each technology. The report details the methodology, data and assumptions used to generate the levelised cost estimates.

Published 9 November 2016