Economical comparison of imported energy sources in terms of long-term-production planning

Gungor Z., BOZKURT G.

ENERGY, vol.24, no.1, pp.31-42, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0360-5442(98)00069-3
  • Journal Name: ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-42
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


In this paper, the Turkish energy production sector is studied and power plants fueled by natural gas, imported coal and nuclear power are compared in terms of long-term (1996-2010) production economy. A net present value model is used for comparing nuclear. coal and natural gas power plants. A scenario approach is utilized in establishing the effects of different factors, such as inflation rate, unit investment costs, load factor change, discount rate and fuel price changes; Six different scenarios of interest:are developed and discussed. The study ends with conclusions and recommendations. based on a study of a reference scenario and alternative scenarios, (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.