North America's construction cost of operating power plants by fuel type 2010-2015

This statistic shows the average construction cost of new capacity for operating power plants in North America between 2010 and 2015, with a breakdown by fuel type. During this period, the average construction cost for coal plants stood at 2,134 U.S. dollars per gigawatts.

Average construction cost of operating power plants in North America between 2010 and 2015, by fuel type

Costs in U.S. dollars per thousand megawatts
Wood/wood waste solids4,440
Solar4,382
Hydro3,736
Landfill gas3,276
Coal2,134
Wind2,105
Petroleum coke1,421
Distillate fuel oil1,153
Natural gas947
Other gas7,353
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Source

Release date

March 2016

Region

North America

Survey time period

2010 to 2015

Supplementary notes

Figures in 2015 U.S. dollars

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