U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to build different types of power plants in the United States?
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes estimates for the capital costs for different types of electricity generators in Table 8.2. Cost and performance characteristics of new central station electricity generating technologies (from the Annual Energy Outlook 2015) and in Updated Capital Cost Estimates for Electricity Generation Plants.
Last updated: August 25, 2015
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