Energy Institute provides county-by-county data on costs of new electricity generation

Data allows policy makers, stakeholders to assess costs of generation county-by-county. New research data from the Energy Institute at the University of Texas provides a series of maps and online calculators intended to foster discussion among policymakers and stakeholders regarding the cost implications of policies promoting particular electricity generation resources. The data shows that wind and natural gas are the most cost-effective resources generally, the Energy Institute said in a press release. The new research updates the white paper, “New U.S. Power Costs: by County, with Environmental Externalities,” done as part of the study, “Full Cost of Electricity (FCe-), first issued in 2016.

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