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Table 5 Base case parameters in the EP-LCD model

From: Low-carbon development strategy for the West African electricity system: preliminary assessment using System dynamics approach

  Fuel type Capacity (MW) Capacity factor (Dmnl) Capacity lifetime (years) Construction time (years) Emission factora (tCO2/MWh) Normal per capita electricity demand (MWh/person) Time to adjust capacity (years)
Grid technologies Residual fuel oil 1410 0.48 25 3 0.2786 0.146 20
Gas 4892 0.48 25 3 0.2020
Hydropower 3760 0.48 50 10 0.0
Coal 32 0.48 25 8 0.3413
Nuclear 0 0 25 10 0
Renewablegrid technologies Solar 0 0 25 2 0
Biomass 0 0 25 2 0
Wind 0 0 25 2 0
Off-grid technologies Diesel generators 1695.12     0.2667
Gasoline generators 2118.9     0.2496
Gas turbines 423.78     0.2020
  1. Sources: World Bank (2013) [38]; WAPP (2014); [42]
  2. aThomas, Rolls and Tennant [59]