The power sector continues to be an attractive area for investors, but the complexity of its economics adds inherent risk and keeps some potential investors at bay. The ephemeral nature of electricity means a difficulty in accurately calculating costs, and the loosened restrictions on some energy markets further adds an element of risk. Despite these hurdles, the power sector can be a boon for investors armed with the right data and prepared to answer challenging questions.
A new report from Power Generation Research and PennEnergy Research examines the cost drivers of power generation, and identifies key trends shaping the market. The Electricity Costs and Economics Report offers insight into the sector that can enable potential investors to deftly manage portfolios.
The Electricity Costs and Economics Report analyzes power generation cost concepts, drivers, and components, and offers insight into innovative technologies and potential areas of future growth. The report examines key costs and identifies emerging trends that will drive industry innovation forward.
Some key findings within the report include the potential investment savings offered by hydropower, the variation in power sources between nations, and the cost effect of plant improvements.
The report is authored by Dr. Paul Breeze, a specialist in the electricity sector for 28 years, and a regular contributor to Pennwell’s Power Engineering International. Dr. Breeze has written freelance for The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, New Scientist and The Economist.