Study on a Model of Cost of Electricity for Biomass Including Learning Effect to Evaluate Feed-in-Tariff Pricing
Feed-in-tariff (FIT) contributes to the diffusion of renewable energies. FIT was reconsidered, but policy changed insufficiently in the biomass area. Then, in this research, we evaluate reasonable FIT price which targets small- and medium-scale plants. Cost of electricity model which includes cost reduction by the learning effect for operation and maintenance (O&M) is considered. This effect is observed with cumulative electric power generation. As results, it is observed that present FIT price is too low for small and medium plants. If cost reduction by learning effect is included, FIT price is still low for the profit these plants get. However, the effect of numbers of plant and difference among target technologies are needed to consider the next step.
KeywordsRenewable energy Feed-in-tariff Biomass Learning effect Cost of electricity
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