On the evaluation of infrastructure investments: the case of electricity generation
We derive general equilibrium cost-benefit rules for investment in a small power plant that needs (or does not need) carbon emission permits for production. Both atemporal and intertemporal models are considered, the latter showing e. g. that there exists a kind of option value also under certainty. Finally we introduce uncertainty by briefly discussing the concepts of quasi-option and option values and a switching possibility that is available for flexible power plants like hydropower ones which can easily be turned on and turned off.
|Date of creation:||07 Oct 2009|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Phone: +39 02 50321522
Fax: +39 02 50321505
Web page: http://www.demm.unimi.it
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mil:wpdepa:2009-24. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (DEMM Working Papers)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.