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Ontario Cost of Coal Generation & Replacment Generation
Business as Usual Natural Gas Nuclear & Natural Gas Stringent Controls
Base Case Coal-fired Generation
Coal-fired Generation
$CAD/kWh $CAD/kWh $CAD/kWh $CAD/kWh
External Environmental Costs in NPV $0.0139 $0.0053 $0.0018 $0.0134
External Health Costs in NPV $0.1130 $0.0150 $0.0140 $0.0400
Total Environmental & Health Costs $0.1269 $0.0203 $0.0158 $0.0534
Cost of Generation $0.0371 $0.0777 $0.0562 $0.0516
Total Cost of Generation $0.1640 $0.0980 $0.0720 $0.1050
Cost Benefit Analysis: Replacing Ontario's Coal-Fired Electricity Generation" by DSS Management Consultants Inc. and RWDI Air Inc., for the Ontario Ministry of Energy, April, 2005, 93 pages.
Coal-fired generation produces 26.6 TWh/year in Ontario from an installed base of 6,450 MW.
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$/kWh $/kWh $/kWh $/kWh
External Environmental Costs in NPV $0.0111 $0.0042 $0.0014 $0.0107
External Health Costs in NPV $0.0904 $0.0120 $0.0112 $0.0320
Total Environmental & Health Costs $0.1015 $0.0162 $0.0126 $0.0427
Cost of Generation $0.0297 $0.0622 $0.0450 $0.0413
Total Cost of Generation $0.1312 $0.0784 $0.0576 $0.0840