3.3 Update of reference facility costs to 2010

The overnight capital costs used in the 2009 report were revised to early 2010 US dollars. Over the span between the reporting periods, the equipment costs have increased on the order 1 per cent while the labour costs have increased 0.5 per cent. Table 3-1 and Table 3-2 provide the operating parameters and updated capital costs used in the economic analysis. In Table 3-2, the cost of oxy-combustion without capture is set to zero based on that oxy-combustion is not considered without CCS.

A key change from the 2009 approach for CCS on the oxyfuel combustion power generation has been implemented. CCS on this facility now considers an additional purification step of the CO2 to increase the CO2 purity to greater than 95 per cent.

Table 3-1 Electric power generation (supercritical, ultra-supercritical and IGCC) facility parameters with and without capture.

    PC supercritical Supercritical 2 Ultra-supercritical IGCC
CO2Capture No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
Fuel Coal Coal Coal Coal Coal Coal Coal Coal
Gross power output MW 580 663 580.2 661.1 576.6 644.4 748 694
Auxiliary power MW 30 117 30.2 111.1 26.6 94.4 112 176
Net power output MW 550 546 550 550 550 550 636 517
Net plant HHV efficiency % 39.10% 27.20% 39.4 28.3 44.6 33.2 41.10% 32.00%
Net plant HHV heat rate GJ/MWh 9.20 13.22 9.14 12.73 8.07 10.83 8.76 12.61
CO2 generated tonne/hr 442 631 440 613 389 521 479 470
CO2 emitted tonne/hr 442 63 440 61 389 52 479 47
CO2 captured tonne/hr 0 568 0 551 0 469 0 423
Emission intensity kg/MWh 804 115 800 112 707 95 753 90
Plant capital overnight costs ($)
CC equipment x1,000 539,576 957,610 542,507 950,517 559,043 930,710 948,200 962,087
CC materials x1,000 49,823 64,954 49,079 62,080 47,287 58,829 74,721 73,827
CC labour x1,000 276,417 437,869 275,494 449,302 267,061 422,973 256,759 296,617
Eng. CM HO & fees x1,000 78,055 133,336 77,810 133,053 78,074 128,088 104,631 113,334
Process contingency x1,000 0 63,711 0 61,096 40,686 104,045 55,227 74,764
Project contingency x1,000 111,985 234,026 111,926 235,789 114,883 227,726 224,927 244,510
Total x1,000 1,055,857 1,891,506 1,056,815 1,891,836 1,107,033 1,872,371 1,664,464 1,765,138
Total overnight $/kW 1,919 3,464 1,921 3,440 2,013 3,404 2,618 3,413
Variable O&M ($)
VOM equipment $/MWh 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
VOM materials $/MWh 3.19 6.03 3.13 6.07 2.70 5.07 1.40 2.10
VOM labour $/MWh 1.63 2.89 1.51 2.88 1.63 2.77 3.15 3.82
Total $/MWh 4.82 8.92 4.64 8.95 4.34 7.84 4.55 5.92
Fixed O&M ($)
FOM equipment x1,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FOM materials x1,000 10,181 17,974 10,206 18,021 10,226 17,334 26,656 26,342
FOM labour x1,000 9,197 11,727 9,716 10,478 9,205 10,367 11,636 12,127
Total x1,000 19,378 29,701 19,922 28,499 19,431 27,701 38,292 38,469

Table 3-2 Electric power generation (oxy-combustion and NGCC) facility parameters with and without capture.

    Oxy-combustionsupercritical Oxy-combustionultra-supercritical Oxy-combustionITM supercritical NGCC
Capture No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
Fuel Coal Coal Coal Coal Coal Coal NG NG
Gross power output MW NA 786 NA 759 NA 688 570 520
Auxiliary power MW NA 236 NA 209 NA 138 10 38
Net power output MW NA 550 NA 550 NA 550 560 482
Net plant HHV efficiency % NA 29.3 NA 33 NA 29.3 50.80% 43.70%
Net plant HHV heat rate GJ/MWh NA 12.30 NA 10.92 NA 12.27 7.09 8.24
CO2 generated tonne/hr NA 592 NA 525 NA 560 202 202
CO2 emitted tonne/hr NA 0 NA 0 NA 47 202 20
CO2 captured tonne/hr NA 592 NA 525 NA 514 0 182
Emission intensity kg/MWh NA 0 NA 0 NA 85 362 42
Plant capital overnight costs ($)
CC equipment x1,000 NA 851,291 NA 835,378 NA 950,517 245,193 391,048
CC materials x1,000 NA 61,530 NA 60,532 NA 62,080 23,710 28,771
CC labour x1,000 NA 503,652 NA 468,571 NA 449,302 58,152 105,552
Eng. CM HO & fees x1,000 NA 130,217 NA 124,831 NA 133,053 29,435 47,283
Process contingency x1,000 NA 53,683 NA 68,832 NA 61,096 0 33,450
Project contingency x1,000 NA 195,215 NA 185,014 NA 235,789 41,892 91,356
Total x1,000 NA 1,795,588 NA 1,743,157 NA 1,891,836 398,382 697,460
Total overnight $/kW NA 3,265 NA 3,169 NA 3,440 711 1,447
Variable O&M ($)
VOM equipment $/MWh NA 0.00 NA 0.00 NA 0.00 0.00 0.00
VOM materials $/MWh NA 3.44 NA 3.05 NA 3.36 0.48 1.01
VOM labour $/MWh NA 2.75 NA 2.68 NA 2.46 0.69 1.29
Total $/MWh NA 6.19 NA 5.73 NA 5.82 1.18 2.30
Fixed O&M ($)
FOM equipment x1,000 NA 0 NA 0 NA 0 0.00 0.00
FOM materials x1,000 NA 17,207 NA 16,774 NA 15,417 4,412.31 7,060.31
FOM labour x1,000 NA 10,346 NA 10,276 NA 10,053 3,411.58 4,560.27
Total x1,000 NA 27,553 NA 27,050 NA 25,470 7,823.89 11,620.57