Select Committee on Science and Technology Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence

Annex 2



Discount Rate
8 per cent
Plant Life
20 years
Wind Turbine incorporated on device
1,500 kW
Base case:
£4.5 million
—  Annual average output
1,000 kWs
—  Incident wave energy
32 kWs/m

  Operation and maintenance costs together with grid connection costs are included.

  Grid reinforcement costs are not considered.

  The annual average output will increase in future devices from a combination of technical improvements to the plant and from placement of devices in areas of higher incident wave energy.

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