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Annual Energy Outlook 2016
Full Release Date: September 15, 2016 | Next Early Release Date: January 2017 | full report
Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2016
Release date: August 5, 2016
This paper presents average values of levelized costs for generating technologies entering service in 2018, 2022, and 2040 as represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) for the Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016) Reference case. The levelized costs for generating technologies entering service in 2022 are presented in the body of the report, with those for 2018 and 2040 included in Appendices A and B, respectively. Both a capacity-weighted average based on projected capacity additions across the 22 U.S. regions of the NEMS electricity market module and a simple average of the regional values are provided, together with the range of regional values.
 AEO2016 reports are available at http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/index.cfm.