Power delivery efficiency gains constitute a valuable utility asset that can offset or defer new generation and T&D investments. Enabling technologies, utility demonstration projects and...
the process are actually enhanced by the fact that most of the time, farmers or other disposers pay a processing fee to get rid of their waste. So, McElvaney says, "If I take 2.5 tons of green waste, and I can make a megawatt-hour with that, and I get, say, $75 for that 2.5 tons, and that megawatt-hour I can sell for $50, then I've just made $125 per megawatt-hour." He says that the cost structure for a dung-fired plant, including debt service, is around 50 percent of the gross profit.
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