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COST BENEFIT ANALYSES 

MAIN FEATURES

  • Specification of project currency
  • Selection of any number of projects for each analysis
  • Description of each project through an unlimited list of items (e.g. civil works, metal works, hydraulic works, electro-mechanical works, energy consumptions, energy productions, maintenance services, etc.)
  • Characterisation of each item through its present economic value, expected life cycle and average rate of interest over its life cycle
  • Computation of annuities
  • Comparison of overall costs and benefits
  • Visualisation of results

OPTIONS FOR IO OPERATIONS

  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Files (xlsx)

OPTIONS FOR GRAPHICS

  • Standard Image Formats (jpeg, tiff)
  • Portable Document Format (pdf)

TEST CASES

Figure 1 and Figure 2 outline the results of typical analyses comparing different projects. Investment costs (negative cash flows) are shown as red solid bar charts, energy profits or costs (positive and negative cash flows respectively for production and consumption) are shown as green solid bar charts while profits (positive cash flows) or losses (negative cash flows) are illustrated as blue solid bar charts.

Figure 1. Pumping Station. Annual Cash Flows (Y-Axis) versus Design Alternatives (X-Axis).

Figure 2. Hydro Power Plant. Annual Cash Flows (Y-Axis) versus Design Alternatives (X-Axis).

DELIVERABLES

 

User's Manual

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