Title: CO2 Capture-Ready Coal Power Plants
Publication Number:
Publication Date: 04/2008
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: John G. Wimer
Program/Technology: Combustion
Carbon Sequestration
Author: James Black (NETL)
Pamela J. Capicotto (RDS)
Vincent H. Chou (RDS)
Jared P. Ciferno (NETL)
John Haslbeck (RDS)
Norma Kuehn (RDS)
William M. McMahon Jr. (ECON Opportunities, Inc.)
Michael Rutkowski (RDS)

This report examines the question of whether it is more cost effective to design a new plant in anticipation of future restrictions on carbon emissions so that the plant is CO2 capture-ready or to proceed with no anticipation of a future retrofit. Specifically, the timing of the optimal investment decision in assessed by applying a simplified discounted cash flow tool (DCF) to determine the sensitivity of the relationship between the costs of electricity of each option to the time value of money. See Carbon Storage Program Overview.

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