Gas-to-Power Project Economics

This data-file models the economics of constructing a new gas-to-power project, using simple or combined cycle gas turbines, based on technical papers and past projects around the industry.

A dozen input variables can be flexed in the model, to stress test economic sensitivity to: gas prices, power prices, carbon price, gas distribution costs, conversion efficiency, capex costs, opex costs, utilization and tax rates.

Indicative inputs, and sensible ranges, are suggested for each of these input variables in the data-file.

Sensitivity to utilization rates is particularly interesting, as requisite power prices could be doubled if gas is marginalized as a ‘backup fuel’ to renewables; the model seems to support a role for gas in baseload generation.