National Energy with Weather System (NEWS) Results
(aka nameplate capacity) is the maximum output of each technology during 2030 and 2012
Installed Capacity (2030)
(aka nameplate capacity) is the maximum output of each technology.
Projected CO2 From Electricity (2030)
CO2 electrical emissions projected to 2030 compared with historical electrical emissions from 1990 in (mm Tons).
The percentage of energy produced by each technology.
Utilization: Percentage of fossil fuels displaced displaced by wind, solar, hydro, and nuclear.
CO2: Amount of CO2 released due to electricity production in Million Metric Tons (mm Tons).
Cost / MWh:Cost of electricity per MegaWatt-hour (MWh): The average cost of electricity over the US for the optimized system(s).
Technology Cost: The cost of each technology in 2013$ / W installed including fixed operations and management.
Natural Gas Fuel Cost: The cost of natural gas fuel to the power plants per million British Thermal Units (mm BTU).
Average Capacity Factor
|total electricity generated|
|theoretical electricity generated possible|