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Cost–Benefit Analysis of HELE and Subcritical Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Technologies in Southeast Asia

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School of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, College of the North Atlantic Qatar, Doha 24449, Qatar
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Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta 10270, Indonesia
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School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
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ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
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Sustainability 2021, 13(3), 1591; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031591
Received: 4 December 2020 / Revised: 21 January 2021 / Accepted: 25 January 2021 / Published: 2 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Secure and Sustainable Energy System)
A large potential exists in the Southeast Asia region for deployment of high-efficiency, low-emission (HELE) electricity generation technologies. A cost–benefit analysis of HELE technologies compared to the less efficient subcritical electricity generation plants is thus carried out to find a persuasive scenario supporting quicker transition from subcritical stations towards HELE technologies in the region. A levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) analysis is carried out for both technologies under four potential policy scenarios. Scenario 1 does not take into consideration any carbon pricing or costs associated with the desulphurization (deSOx) and denitrification (deNOx) facilities. Scenario 2 (Scenario 3) incorporates carbon pricing (costs associated with the deSOx and deNOx facilities), and Scenario 4 includes both carbon pricing and costs associated with the deSOx and deNOx facilities. Under each scenario, a sensitivity analysis is performed to evaluate the uncertainty affecting the future coal prices. This study demonstrates that HELE technologies are competitive against the subcritical plants under all four scenarios and both the technologies derive benefit from lifetime extensions and low coal prices. It is revealed that future deployments of HELE technologies can be best expedited by factoring in carbon pricing in LCOE costs of coal-fired power plants under Scenario 2. View Full-Text
Keywords: high-efficiency; low-emission; carbon dioxide emissions; carbon pricing; subcritical; desulphurization; denitrification; cost–benefit analysis; levelized cost of electricity high-efficiency; low-emission; carbon dioxide emissions; carbon pricing; subcritical; desulphurization; denitrification; cost–benefit analysis; levelized cost of electricity
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Ali, H.; Phoumin, H.; Weller, S.R.; Suryadi, B. Cost–Benefit Analysis of HELE and Subcritical Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Technologies in Southeast Asia. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1591. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031591

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Ali H, Phoumin H, Weller SR, Suryadi B. Cost–Benefit Analysis of HELE and Subcritical Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Technologies in Southeast Asia. Sustainability. 2021; 13(3):1591. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031591

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Ali, Hassan, Han Phoumin, Steven R. Weller, and Beni Suryadi. 2021. "Cost–Benefit Analysis of HELE and Subcritical Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Technologies in Southeast Asia" Sustainability 13, no. 3: 1591. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031591

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