Energy analysts, modelers, and system planners, the wait is over: the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2020 update to its Annual Technology Baseline (ATB), a key source of reliable electricity-generation technology cost and performance data that can support and inform electric sector analysis in the United States.
Now in its sixth year, the ATB documents technology-specific information on a broad spectrum of electricity-generation technologies—wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower, biopower, coal, natural gas, nuclear, and battery storage—with original projections for the renewable technologies based on technology innovations.
The ATB integrates current and projected data from various sources into a highly accessible and widely referenced resource for energy analysts. The 2020 ATB is available at atb.nrel.gov and will be featured in a webinar on July 27. At this webinar, presenters will describe the analytical products in detail, share examples of how they have been used, and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.