This presentation is part of Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets, a curriculum on the theory and application of economic-engineering concepts underlying competitive electricity markets. Costs of Different Plants identifies and characterizes various types of power plants. It then describes a hypothetical portfolio of various plants, and, finally, it applies cost analysis to the plants in this sample portfolio.

The presentation accompanies Module 3 in this series:

The materials are based on a series of workshops hosted by the Power Systems Operation Corporation of India (POSOCO) in 2017. Ranjit Bharvirkar from the Regulatory Assistance Project, Dr. William Shobe from the University of Virginia, and Dallas Burtraw from Resources for the Future led these workshops using this curriculum.