Forecast of estimated LCOE generation by energy source 2022

Estimated levelized capital costs of energy generation in the U.S. in 2022, by energy system (in U.S. dollars per megawatt hour)*

Forecast of estimated LCOE generation by energy source 2022 This statistic shows the estimated levelized capital costs for each energy system after its implementation in the United States in 2022. The levelized capital costs for natural gas-fired advanced CC with carbon control and sequestration (CCS) plants are estimated to stand at 74.9 U.S. dollars per megawatt hour for plants entering service in 2022.
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Estimated levelized capital costs of energy generation in the U.S. in 2022, by energy system (in U.S. dollars per megawatt hour)*

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Capital cost in U.S. dollars per megawatt hour
Solar Thermal165.1
Wind - offshore138
Natural gas-fired conventional
combustion turbine
98.7
Biomass95.3
Advanced nuclear92.6
Natural gas-fired advanced
combustion turbine
85.1
Natural gas-fired advanced
CC with CCS
74.9
Solar PV**63.2
Hydro***61.7
Wind - onshore59.1
Natural gas-fired conventional
combined cycle
50.1
Natural gas-fired advanced
combined cycle
49
Geothermal44.6
Capital cost in U.S. dollars per megawatt hour
Solar Thermal165.1
Wind - offshore138
Natural gas-fired conventional
combustion turbine
98.7
Biomass95.3
Advanced nuclear92.6
Natural gas-fired advanced
combustion turbine
85.1
Natural gas-fired advanced
CC with CCS
74.9
Solar PV**63.2
Hydro***61.7
Wind - onshore59.1
Natural gas-fired conventional
combined cycle
50.1
Natural gas-fired advanced
combined cycle
49
Geothermal44.6
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This statistic shows the estimated levelized capital costs for each energy system after its implementation in the United States in 2022. The levelized capital costs for natural gas-fired advanced CC with carbon control and sequestration (CCS) plants are estimated to stand at 74.9 U.S. dollars per megawatt hour for plants entering service in 2022.
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