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NESC0588 ORCOST2

ORCOST-2, PWR, BWR, HTGR, Fossil Fuel Power Plant Cost and Economics

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  ORCOST2.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
ORCOST-2 NESC0588/01 Tested 01-DEC-1976

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC0588/01 IBM 370 series IBM 370 series
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

ORCOST2 estimates the cost of electrical energy production from single-unit steam-electric power plants. Capital costs and operating and maintenance costs are calculated using base cost models which are included in the program  for each of the following types of plants: PWR, BWR, HTGR, coal, oil, and gas. The user may select one of several input/output options for calculation of capital cost, operating and maintenance cost, levelized energy costs, fixed charge rate, annual cash flows, cumulative cash flows, and cumulative discounted cash flows. Options include the input of capital cost and/or fixed charge rate to override the normal calculations. Transmission and distribution costs are not included. Fuel costs must be input by the user.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The code follows the guidelines of AEC Report NUS-531. A base capital-cost model and a base operating- and maintenance-cost model are selected and adjusted for desired size, location, date, etc. Costs are discounted to the year of first commercial operation and levelized to provide annual cost of electric power generation.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

The capital cost models are of doubtful validity outside the 500 to 1500 MW(e) range.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Execution time for a single case is less than one second on the IBM 360/91.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

Capital cost calculations are based on the cost-model data developed for the CONCEPT program (NESC Abstract 498). A separate code OMCST (NESC Abstract 688) can be used to calculate nonfuel operation and maintenance costs.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC0588/01 01-DEC-1976 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
NESC0588/01, included references:
- S.T. Brewer et al.:
  ORCOST2 - A Computer Code for Estimating the Cost of Power for
  Steam-Electric Power Plants
  ERDA 76-38 (October 1975).
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  90K bytes
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC0588/01 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:   OS/360.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

  ORNL
environment subroutines IDAY, ICOMPARE, and TIME are supplied in Assembly language.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

                 L. C. Fuller and M. L. Myers
                 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                 P. O. Box X
                 Oak Ridge, Tennessee  37830
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC0588/01
File name File description Records
NESC0588_01.001 ASSEMBLER ROUTINE 1 63
NESC0588_01.002 ASSEMBLER ROUTINE 2 39
NESC0588_01.003 SOURCE FORTRAN IV 2283
NESC0588_01.004 SAMPLE DATA 8
NESC0588_01.005 SAMPLE OUTPUT 494
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17. CATEGORIES
  • D. Depletion, Fuel Management, Cost Analysis, and Power Plant Economics

Keywords: BWR reactors, HTGR reactors, capital, charges, cost, economics, power plants, pwr reactors.