Economic Evaluation of Projects in the Electricity Supply by Hisham Khatib

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By Hisham Khatib

In a hugely capital-intensive setting corresponding to the electrical energy offer undefined, it really is crucial that these operating within the electrical energy box - on both the engineering or administration part - comprehend the methodologies of comparing tasks which will absolutely understand and examine funding proposals and judgements. This new ebook, a considerably revised and up to date version of the author’s past paintings 'Financial and monetary assessment of tasks within the electrical energy offer undefined' (IEE/1996), takes a extensive introductory procedure and contains wide attention of marketplace and environmental concerns. It introduces the reader to the instruments and strategies of economic research and overview, in addition to fresh environmental applied sciences and prices. New subject matters brought contain electrical energy buying and selling and danger administration, evolving electrical energy utilities, and new and destiny iteration applied sciences in a carbon-constrained world.

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Guidelines for calculating financial and economic rates of return for DFC projects’. World Bank Technical Paper No. 33, 1984 FROHLISH, E. : ‘Manual for small industrial businesses’. UNIDO, Vienna, 1994 LITTLE, I. M. , and MIRRLEES, J. : ‘Risk Management for Independent Power’. Asian Electricity Power Generation Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 1995 Chapter 3 Time value of money (discounting) Projects in the electricity supply industry live for a long time. As already mentioned, 25–30 years is a normal useful life for a conventional power station.

However, the electricity supply industry attracts a sizeable amount of this capital and an increasing proportion will have to be provided by international private capital. For this to be achieved, much reform (privatisation and restructuring) and regulatory arrangements must take place in developing countries. Three conditions are mandatory [23]. • Governments must be committed and guarantee a financially independent electricity supply industry. Electric utilities have to perform in a financially and economically viable way.

1 at a discount (compound) rate of 10 per cent annually. 08)] = £243 300. e. the year 0, to which all payments are discounted) is usually the year of commissioning. Therefore, future cash flows are discounted to that year, while past flows are also compounded (discounted) to that commissioning year. Because of discounting, the value of future cash flows becomes eroded significantly year after year, particularly if discount rates are high. 7 per cent of its value. 5 per cent, which is almost negligible.

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