E3 Wind Costing Model
The E3 Wind Costing Model is intended to demonstrate the related nature and relative impact of various cost drivers including capital costs, performance, financing, transmission, state and federal taxes, and others on the delivered cost of wind energy. Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc., (E3) populated, and the University of Wyoming updated, the model with the best available data regarding project cost and performance, and with a plausible set of assumptions regarding project finance and power purchase agreement structure. The model was originally requested by the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority to inform policymakers about the various factors influencing the cost of Wyoming wind energy. However, E3 and UW recognize that economics will vary on a project-by-project basis, and that key inputs will change over time. Therefore, we are making the model available so that stakeholders can verify the model's results and substitute their own inputs and see how the model results change.
Download the Model
Download the Microsoft Excel-based E3 Wind Costing Model, version 2.
Please contact Milton Geiger at email@example.com if you have questions about how to use the model.
State of Wyoming Input
Version 2 of the model was updated at the request of the State of Wyoming Governor's Office with input from local and state government and the wind energy industry. A specific list of parties involved is available by contacting the State of Wyoming Governor's Office. If you have questions or comments concerning this process or the design of the model, please contact Colin McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developed and Updated By
The E3 Wind Costing Model, version 2, was developed by:
Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc.
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94101
Phone: (415) 391-5100
Created: June 29, 2010
The model was updated by:
University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service and School of Energy Resources
Contact Milton Geiger at (307) 766-3002 or email@example.com.
Updated: August 4, 2011