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Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants

Sources:

United States National Energy Technology Laboratory

ICF International

Authors:

David Gerhardt

John Blaney

Date:

1 January 2010

This six-volume report details the key drivers that affect private entities in the United States as they consider investing in baseload generation capacity. Volume I identifies the key factors that power companies should consider when managing investment decision risks in new baseload electric generation capacity; Volume 2 focuses on why power plant developers are investing in certain types of baseload technology; Volume 3 focuses on the impacts of the current financial climate on the financing of power plants; Volume 4 shows that the decision to invest in different types of capacity across different regions varies considerably; Volume 5 identifies the major market developments that have changed the investment decision process of investors in power generation; and Volume 6 presents two real world case studies of recent baseload power projects that highlight investment drivers for new baseload electric generation.