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Power plant construction base overnight costs in the U.S. in 2018, by major technology (in U.S. dollars per kilowatt)*
U.S. base overnight costs of power plants by technology 2018
This statistic displays the base overnight costs of power plants in the United States as of 2018, broken down by various technologies. During this year, a biomass plant had base overnight costs of approximately 3,642 U.S. dollars per kilowatt. Overnight costs refer to the cost of constructing the power plant if no interest rates were incurred during the construction process.
Power plant construction base overnight costs in the U.S. in 2018, by major technology (in U.S. dollars per kilowatt)*
Overnight costs in U.S. dollars per kilowatt
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* 2018 U.S. dollars.
** Cost in terms of net AC power available to grid for installed capacity.
*** Cost and performance characteristics are site-specific, so costs represent least expensive plant that can be built in the Northwest Power Pool region, where most proposed sites are located.
**** Wind and both solar PV technologies' total overnight cost shows the average input value across all 22 electricity market regions, as weighted by the respective capacity of that type installed during 2017 in each region to account for the substantial regional variation in wind and solar costs. The input value used for wind in AEO2019 was $1,920 per kilowatt (kW), solar PV with tracking was $2,160/kW, and solar PV fixed tilt was $2,024, representing the cost of building a plant excluding regional factors. Region-specific factors contributing to the substantial regional variation in cost include differences in typical project size across regions, accessibility of resources, and variation in labor and other construction costs through the country.

MSW: municipal solid waste

U.S. base overnight costs of power plants by technology 2018
This statistic displays the base overnight costs of power plants in the United States as of 2018, broken down by various technologies. During this year, a biomass plant had base overnight costs of approximately 3,642 U.S. dollars per kilowatt. Overnight costs refer to the cost of constructing the power plant if no interest rates were incurred during the construction process.
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