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Custo de produção para soja convencional e transgênica a luz das metodologias utilizadas pelos órgãos públicos no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos: um estudo para o estado do Mato Grosso do Sul; Cost of production for GMO and conventional soybean seed based at the methodology utilized by the publics agency on Brazil and United States: a study for South Mato Grosso State

Menegatti, Ana Laura Angeli
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 28/08/2006 PT
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O presente trabalho teve por objetivo determinar e comparar custos de produção para a soja, visando as análises comparativas de custos incorridos entre a cultura trasngênica e convencional e entre os custos contidos nas planilhas disponibilizadas pelos órgãos públicos no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos. Para tanto foi realizada uma pesquisa de campo, no estado do Mato Grosso do Sul, para levantamento, através de entrevistas a produtores, de dados primários referentes a safra 2004/05 que compuseram o banco de dados necessário para a formação das planilhas de custo de produção. O comparativo entre as duas modalidades de cultivo, viabilizado através de revisão bibliográfica dos conceitos envolvidos em uma planilha típica de custo de produção, revelou que o custo da soja transgênica foi aproximadamente 14,8 % menor do que o da soja convencional. A análise mostrou que os produtores que adotaram a nova tecnologia tiveram um custo inferior com herbicida e mão-de-obra quando comparado ao custo da convencional. Para o comparativo entre as planilhas obtidas a luz das metodologias dos órgãos públicos, coube a revisão bibliográfica das metodologias utilizadas pela Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento (CONAB) para o Brasil e pelo Departamento de Agricultura (USDA) para os Estados Unidos. A partir de dados comuns...

Análise e proposta de melhorias no processo de produção dos revestimentos de argamassa de fachadas de edifícios; Analysis and proposal of improvements in the process of production of mortar coverings of façades of buildings.

Diogo, Gabriela Mello Quina
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 17/08/2007 PT
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O revestimento de argamassa de fachada é utilizado em praticamente todos os edifícios residenciais;assim, sua importância é caracterizada tanto pelo uso intenso, quanto por desempenhar importantes funções estéticas e de proteção do edifício, além de representar importante parcela do custo direto de construção e de manutenção das fachadas. O presente trabalho busca caracterizar, analisar e propor melhorias ao processo de produção dos revestimentos de argamassa de fachada de edifícios, particularmente quanto às etapas de projeto, execução e controle, através de levantamentos realizados em quatro obras de importantes empresas de construção na cidade de Santos. A metodologia utilizada consistiu em revisão bibliográfica, e posterior aplicação dos conceitos levantados nos estudos de caso. Com base neste estudo, foi possível identificar as condições locais de produção e os principais problemas enfrentados ao longo do processo, tendo sido possível à elaboração de sugestões de melhoria ao processo analisado. Além disso, espera-se que se possa contribuir também para a disseminação de ações de racionalização do processo de produção dos revestimentos de argamassa de fachada de edifícios; e, por conseqüência...

Avaliação econômica do processo de produção de celulase através de cultivo em meio sólido.; Economic evaluation of the process of production of cellulase by cultivation on solid medium.

Lima, Caio Augusto Funck de
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 19/04/2011 PT
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Na produção do etanol 2G, as celulases representam um componente importante do custo. Com base em informações da literatura e resultados obtidos no Laboratório de Engenharia Bioquímica da Escola Politécnica da USP, foi feito um estudo do custo de produção das celulases via fermentação em estado sólido (FES) em escala industrial. Foram consideradas as seguintes variáveis no processo de produção das celulases, denominadas cenários de produção: concentração das celulases no meio de cultura de 1 a 150 FPU/gms; produtividade em celulases em 0,11 e 0,45FPU/gms.h; atividade de celulase na hidrólise de bagaço de cana-de-açúcar entre 7 e 30 FPU/g de substrato seco; massa de bagaço de cana a ser hidrolisada entre 5 e 30% do bagaço gerado numa usina sucroalcooleira de referência (1.000.000 ton. de cana-de-açúcar /ano); custo dos substratos para a FES variando entre US$6,00 a US$12,00 por tonelada para o bagaço de cana-de-açúcar (80% da massa do meio) e US$80,00 a US$110,00 por tonelada para o farelo de trigo (20% da massa do meio); capacidade volumétrica dos reatores de FES variando entre 5 e 50 m3. Os impactos das variáveis consideradas foram: concentração de celulases no meio de cultura, acima de 45FPU/gms causam reduções menores que 5% no custo de produção; produtividades iguais em celulases (0...

Gestão logística integrada à gestão de capital de giro de uma cadeia de suprimentos: um estudo de simulações estocásticas da demanda sobre um modelo dinâmico integrado logístico e financeiro; Integrated logistics/financial management of the working capital's cost of a supply chain: a stochastic simulation study over a logistics/financial integrated dynamic model

Andrade Junior, José Augusto Morais de
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 17/04/2013 PT
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Este é um trabalho teórico-empírico que visa principalmente verificar o estado da literatura científica no que diz respeito à consideração dos custos de financiamento da necessidade de capital de giro (NCG) aplicado em mercadorias (NCGp), especialmente em relação aos aprimoramentos do modelo do lote econômico de compras/produção (LEC/LEP). A revisão de literatura mostra diversos modelos aprimorados do LEC/LEP que usam as técnicas de valor presente líquido e fluxos de caixa descontados para considerar o custo do capital no tempo, mas, segundo diversos autores, a diferença entre o LEC original e o uso de tais técnicas é desprezível. Além do mais, o uso destas técnicas não significa que tais modelos tenham incorporado o custo do financiamento da NCGp. Alguns trabalhos, mais recentes, já trazem simulações que levam em consideração o NCGp, outros até já exibem a fórmula NCGp = Estoquesp+Clientesp+Fornecedoresp. Neste trabalho foram feitas 128.000 simulações estocásticas de um modelo dinâmico, de onde se extraíram as variáveis da DRE de cada membro de uma cadeia de suprimentos (CS) hipotética. Foi testada a hipótese de ser este modelo aprimorado, porque incorpora o custo do capital de giro empregado nas mercadorias...

Análise de sistemas de colheita de povoamentos de eucalipto com baixa produtividade; Analysis of harvest systems of eucalyptus forest with low productivity

Camargo Junior, Reinaldo Rocha de
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 26/08/2013 PT
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A colheita mecanizada florestal é uma atividade custosa com diversos fatores a serem gerenciados e controlados para que se torne uma atividade viável e competitiva. Para a aplicação em povoamentos florestais de baixo volume por hectare, a escolha do sistema de colheita ideal é fator determinante para o sucesso operacional e financeiro do processo. O presente estudo avaliou dois sistemas de colheita: um convencional - composto por: "Harvester" e "Forwarder" - e outro alternativo - composto por: "Feller-buncher", "Skidder", "Flail", "Power-Clamp" e "Garra-Traçadora". Os sistemas de colheita foram aplicados em florestas de baixo volume unitário, sendo a UP-A com 0,14 m³.árv.-1 com 48,07 hectares e a UP-B com 0,11 m³.árv.-1 com 80,88ha. Foi realizado estudo de tempo contínuo para o apontamento dos indicadores de desempenho de disponibilidade mecânica, eficiência operacional e índice de utilização, bem como coleta do número de árvores produzidas por cada máquina de cada um dos sistemas em ciclos de 30min. de forma aleatória. Os custos horários foram divididos em: custos fixos - compostos por: custo de depreciação, juros, seguros e estrutura - e custos variáveis - representados pelos valores correspondentes a: combustível...

Economic modeling of intermittency in wind power generation

Cheng, Alan Yung Chen
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 61 p.; 4152971 bytes; 4153221 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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The electricity sector is a major source of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global climate change. Over the past decade wind energy has steadily emerged as a potential source for large-scale, low carbon energy. As wind power generation increases around the world, there is increasing interest in the impacts of adding intermittent power to the electricity grid and the potential costs of compensating for the intermittency. The goal of this thesis research is to assess the costs and potential of wind power as a greenhouse gas abatement option for electricity generation. Qualitative and quantitative analysis methods are used to evaluate the challenges involved in integrating intermittent generation into the electricity sector. A computable generation equilibrium model was developed to explicitly account for the impacts of increasing wind penetration on the capacity value given to wind. The model also accounts for the impacts of wind quality and geographic diversity on electricity generation, and the impacts of learning-by-doing on the total cost of production. We notice that the rising costs associated of intermittency will limit the ability of wind to take a large share of the electricity market. As wind penetration increases...

Economic and environmental evaluation of end-of-life aerospace aluminum options using optimization methods

Chen, Emily, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 59 leaves
ENG
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The benefits of recycling have long been understood and the conspicuous energy savings of secondary aluminum production have caused aluminum recycling to increase. Obsolete aircraft are a valuable source of aluminum scrap and recent efforts to fortify the aerospace aluminum recycling infrastructure have drawn attention to the potential of sophisticated sorting methods to maximize the economic gain of using aerospace scrap in secondary production. The aim of this research was to use linear optimization to assess the economic viability of sorting technologies for enabling wrought products in general and aerospace alloys in particular to be recycled back to high value applications. A chance-constrained model was used to select the alloys that consumed the largest quantity of aerospace alloys in their production, thereby establishing a strategic portfolio of finished goods. Ten of the fifteen alloys in the portfolio were of the 2xxx and 7xxx alloy series that are standard in the production of aerospace components. An aerospace end-of-life case study was performed in which cases varied by their input scrap streams, each having a compositional uncertainty associated with the different degrees of sorting that methods currently in use and technologies in development can achieve. The chance-constrained model calculated the production cost for each case and determined that when aerospace components were identified to the precision of individual alloys...

Custo de produção das biomassas de eucalipto e capim-elefante para energia; Production cost of biomasses from eucalyptus and elefant grass for energy

Fonte: UFLA - Universidade Federal de Lavras Publicador: UFLA - Universidade Federal de Lavras
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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This work established the unit energy cost generated from biomass of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.) and elephant grass (Pennisetum sp.) and applied a sensitivity analysis to verify the influences of factors such as the silviculture of eucalyptus, production volume of each species, the cost of land and the interest rate. It was shown that the treatment of eucalyptus in very short rotation of 2 years with reform of stand every 6 years has a average cost of production higher than the traditional treatment of short rotation of 6 years with reform only at the age of 18. It was also observed that eucalyptus has a Production Cost on average of R$ 4,41 /Gj, lower than the elephant grass which is on average of R$ 5,44/Gj, which however has a higher annual capacity of dry matter production. The elephant grass has the possibility to compete with eucalyptus when a set of conditions is met: discount rate higher than or equal to 8%, High price of land, and elephant grass high volume production, greater than or equal to 35 tonnes of dry matter per hectare and year.; Nesse estudo, objetivou-se estabelecer o custo de produção da unidade energética gerada pela biomassa do eucalipto (Eucalyptus sp.), em diferentes tratamentos silviculturais, e pela biomassa do capim-elefante (Pennisetum sp.)...

Trade, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Institutions

Do, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei A.
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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The authors analyze the relationship between international trade and the quality of economic institutions such as contract enforcement, rule of law, or property rights. The literature on institutions has argued, both empirically and theoretically, that larger firms care less about good institutions and that higher inequality leads to worse institutions. Recent literature on international trade enables the authors to analyze economies with heterogeneous firms, and argue that trade opening leads to a reallocation of production in which large firms grow larger, while small firms become smaller or disappear. Combining these two strands of literature, the authors build a model that has two key features. First, preferences over institutional quality differ across firms and depend on firm size. Second, institutional quality is endogenously determined in a political economy framework. They show that trade opening can worsen institutions when it increases the political power of a small elite of large exporters that prefer to maintain bad institutions. The detrimental effect of trade on institutions is most likely to occur when a small country captures a sufficiently large share of world exports in sectors characterized by economic profits.

The Cost of Adjustment to Green Growth Policies : Lessons from Trade Adjustment Costs

Porto, Guido
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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Green growth policies confront firms and workers with adjustments that may create welfare costs for different segments of the population and cause reductions in near-term actual versus potential gross domestic product. There is little evidence on the cost of adjustment to climate change measures, and only limited evidence for more general environmental policies, especially in developing countries. Therefore, this paper canvasses the research on adjustment costs to trade policies to draw analogies and highlight differences compared with the potential impacts of green growth policies. Trade policies affect prices and work directly on technology choice. In the presence of adjustment costs, firms may experience impacts on wages, employment, and incentives to adopt alternative technologies. Both types of trade policy impacts may be amplified by technology availability and credit constraints. Many green growth policies are likely to work via the same mechanisms, that is, taxes on emissions or changes in technology requirements. However...

Investor Protection, Ownership, and the Cost of Capital

Himmelberg, Charles P.; Hubbard, R. Glenn; Love, Inessa
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, D.C. Publicador: World Bank, Washington, D.C.
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The authors combine the agency theory of the firm with risk diversification incentives for insiders. Principal-agent problems between insiders and outsiders force insiders to retain a larger share in their firm than they would under a perfect risk diversification strategy. The authors predict that this higher share of insider ownership and the resulting exposure of insiders to higher idiosyncratic risk will result in underinvestment and higher cost of capital. Using firm-level data from 38 countries, the authors provide evidence in support of their theoretical model, showing that the premium for bearing idiosyncratic risk varies between zero and six percent and decreases in the level of outside investor protection. The results of the study imply that policies aimed at strengthening investor protection laws and their enforcement will improve capital allocation and result in higher growth.

The Environment as a Factor of Production

Considine, Timothy J.; Larson, Donald F.
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, D.C. Publicador: World Bank, Washington, D.C.
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The authors develop a model of environmental resource use in production with an empirical analysis of how electric power companies consume and bank sulfur dioxide pollution permits. The model considers emissions, fuels, and labor as variable inputs with quasi-fixed inputs of permits and capital. Incorporating information from permit markets allows the authors to distinguish between user costs and asset shadow values. Their findings indicate that firms are holding stocks of pollution permits for reasons other than short-term cost savings. The results also reveal substantial substitution possibilities between emissions, permits stocks, and other factors of production. The authors speculate that anticipated secondary markets for carbon-offset inventories related to the flexibility mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol will have similar effects for greenhouse-gas emitting firms.

The Cost Structure of the Clean Development Mechanism

Rahman, Shaikh M.; Larson, Donald F.; Dinar, Ariel
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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This paper examines the cost of producing emission reduction credits under the Clean Development Mechanism. Using project-specific data, cost functions are estimated using alternative functional forms. The results show that, in general, the distribution of projects in the pipeline does not correspond exclusively to the cost of generating anticipated credits. Rather, investment choices appear to be influenced by location and project type considerations in a way that is consistent with variable transaction costs and investor preferences among hosts and classes of projects. This implies that comparative advantage based on the marginal cost of abatement is only one of several factors driving Clean Development Mechanism investments. This is significant since much of the conceptual and applied numerical literature concerning greenhouse gas mitigation policies relies on presumptions about relative abatement costs. The authors also find that Clean Development Mechanism projects generally exhibit constant or increasing returns to scale. In contrast...

The Cost of Being Landlocked : Logistics Costs and Supply Chain Reliability

Arvis, Jean-François; Raballand, Gaël; Marteau, Jean-François
Fonte: World Bank Publicador: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
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In the last two decades new emphasis has been given to the economic impact of geography, especially on the cost of being landlocked. From a development perspective, understanding the cost of being landlocked and its economic impact is critical, since one country of four in the world is landlocked (almost one out of three in Sub-Saharan Africa). Attempts to address the cost of being landlocked have mainly focused on regional and multilateral conventions aiming at ensuring freedom of transit, and on the development of regional transport infrastructure. The success of these measures has been limited, and many massive investments in infrastructure seem to have had a disappointing impact on landlocked economies. Although there may still be an infrastructure gap, this book, based on extensive data collection in several regions of the world, argues that logistics and trade services efficiency can be more important for landlocked countries than investing massively in infrastructure. Logistics have become increasingly complex and critical for firms' competitiveness...

The Cost of Environmental Degradation : Case Studies from the Middle East and North Africa

Croitoru, Lelia; Sarraf, Maria
Fonte: World Bank Publicador: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
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Environmental degradation is costly, to individuals, to societies, and to the environment. This book, edited by Lelia Croitoru and Maria Sarraf, makes these costs clear by examining a number of studies carried out over the past few years by the World Bank's Middle East and North Africa region. Even more important than estimating the monetary cost of environmental degradation (COED), however, are the clear guidance and policy implications derived from these findings. This volume presents a new approach to estimating the impacts of environmental degradation. In the past, when government officials asked researchers the simple question how large are the impacts of environmental degradation? The response was often an emphatic 'large!' a rather imprecise number. The strength of this work is that it actually quantifies in economic terms how large is 'large' and thereby gains the attention of decision makers and offers specific insights for improved policy making. Finally, this book demonstrates the benefits of doing a coordinated...

Estimating the Economic Opportunity Cost of Capital for Public Investment Projects : An Empirical Analysis of the Mexican Case

Coppola, Andrea; Fernholz, Fernando; Glenday, Graham
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper; Publications & Research
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This paper offers an assessment of the methodologies employed to estimate the economic opportunity cost of capital for public sector projects, relying on the Mexican case for an applied empirical exercise. The traditional weighted cost of capital (top-down) approach used in the estimation of Mexico's economic opportunity cost of capital is reviewed and compared to the supply price (bottom-up) approach. With respect to previous studies using the top-down approach, this paper explores the contribution of domestic savings and expands the analysis to include a more detailed examination of the available macroeconomic, labor, financial, and tax information. The re-estimated top-down economic opportunity cost of capital for Mexico comes to 10.4 percent. To confirm these results and provide additional insights regarding the alternative bottom-up approach, the economic opportunity cost of capital is estimated using the supply price plus externalities method. For the case of Mexico, this paper recommends using a combination of estimation models (both the top-down and bottom-up approaches) to check the consistency of results and re-estimating the economic opportunity cost of capital every five years to accommodate for macroeconomic and fiscal changes. More broadly...

U.S. Contingent Protection against Honey Imports : Development Aspects and the Doha Round

Nogues, Julio J.
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper; Publications & Research
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On December 10, 2001 the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) imposed steep antidumping duties against honey imports from Argentina and China ranging from 32.6 percent to 183.8 percent, and a countervailing duty against Argentina of 5.9 percent. A previous antidumping investigation in 1995 ended with a suspension "agreement" that curtailed U.S. imports from China by around 30 percent. Millions of beekeepers around the world, most of them poor, make a living from honey production, and a free and competitive world market would help raise their standards of living. Nevertheless, the sequential pattern of increasing and widening protectionism followed by the United States, the world's top importer, to include successful exporters under the effects of its contingent protection measures sends a clear message that other countries should think twice before investing in expanding honey exports to the United States. In addition to looking into the trade effects of these contingent protection measures, the author concludes that under the regulatory arrangements of the DOC...

Gestão de risco de preço com o uso de opções de venda de contratos futuros, como instrumento de planejamento rural

Luz Neto, La Hire Flôres da
Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Publicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Tipo: Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso Formato: application/pdf
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Mesmo que o Brasil caminhe para ser um dos maiores produtores de alimentos do mundo o produtor primário ainda enfrenta instabilidade no que diz respeito ao momento da comercialização de seus produtos. O produtor primário tem evoluído muito no que diz respeito ao conhecimento de seu custo de produção embora tenha uma das maiores cargas tributárias em insumos e implementos, uma logística precária e cara, praticamente sem ferrovias e hidrovias para escoamento de safras. Tem compensado esse custo com tecnologia e produtividade, o que indiretamente também contribui com a elevação desse custo, mesmo assim, uma vez eleita a cultura ou segmento pecuário que se propõe a realizar avalia seu custo com o preço do produto eleito no mercado no momento do plantio ou decisão do que plantar ou criar. Uma vez tomada a decisão além de enfrentar o risco de clima durante o período plantio/colheita ainda enfrenta um risco ainda maior e fundamental, o risco de preço. As variações de preço na hora de comercializar o produto (safra) negativas e positivas em relação ao custo de produção evidenciam uma instabilidade que se reflete de forma contundente no planejamento do produtor. Para demonstração desse fato escolhemos os produtos soja...

Social cost of electricity generation: a quantification and comparison between energy sources within PJM interconnection

Sheridan, Blaise
Fonte: University of Delaware Publicador: University of Delaware
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Kempton, Willett; In order to engage in an honest policy discussion about a ???level playing field??? where different electricity generation technologies compete in the open market, it is necessary to recognize not only the private costs of electricity, but also the government subsidies and environmental externalities. While the literature is well developed in each of the individual cost analyses, there lacks a recent analysis of the combined private and external costs of electricity generation and a subsequent discussion of practically policy options to internalize external costs. This thesis quantifies the total or ???social??? cost of various electricity generation technologies for new and existing plants found within the PJM Interconnection service territory. In order to evaluate how the social costs of electricity generation technologies compare, the private costs, external costs, and government subsidies are assessed from the peer-reviewed literature, then the methodologies are analyzed and discussed, and finally the results combined to compute the social cost. The findings are displayed in several summary measures, including the median of analyzed studies, the social cost best estimate and the high and low cost of carbon. The social cost summary measure results depend on the analyses included from the peer-reviewed literature as well as the assumed cost of carbon. In the best estimate summary measure...

The potential impact of small-scale flywheel energy storage technology on Uganda's energy sector

Okou,Richard; Sebitosi,Adoniya Ben; Khan,Azeem; Pillay,Pragasen
Fonte: Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Publicador: Journal of Energy in Southern Africa
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2009 EN
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The energy crisis in Uganda has caused a sharp decline in the growth of the industry sector from 10.8% to 4.5% between 2004/5 and 2005/6. This crisis has escalated the power disruptions, which have had adverse effects on various sectors. While business owners have resorted to importation of fossil fuel generators that have increased the cost of production, others have resorted to battery energy storage systems to cater for short outages, which are limited in life span, depth of discharge, among others. These interventions have, thus, further increased the cost of goods and services. In addition, the rural populations using solar home systems incur high battery maintenance and replacement costs. In this paper an electromechanical flywheel battery is proposed as a better alternative in mitigating energy storage problems. It is found that by replacing the battery storage systems with the electromechanical flywheel battery, a saving of up to 35% on cost of energy can be made in the solar home systems and for the industry sector, the power disruptions could be reduced.