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Estimating Costs of Clean Energy Projects Webinar

Why Do Project Estimates Vary So Greatly in Renewable and Clean Energy Projects?

March 21, 2011 :: 2:30 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time


  • How can there be so much variability among cleantech project developer estimates?
  • Is this characteristic unique to cleantech, or is it based on other well-understood issues?
  • How can we get more accurate estimates, and is it possible to identify why estimates vary?

Two experts from Black & Veatch will explore these issues, discussing different types and sources of estimates and their influence on estimate certainty, as well as how uncertainty can be reduced in estimates.

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Topics Include

  • The development curve: nth plant costs vs. first of a kind
  • Estimate classes and design development status vs. estimate accuracy
  • The role of historical data
  • Quantifying regional variation
  • The impact of owner’s costs
  • Accounting for site-specific costs
  • Contracting methodologies can hide or increase the costs
  • Balancing risk, reward, and costs

Full Agenda

Instructed By

Jon Pietruszkiewicz, Senior Project Manager, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Black & Veatch
Samuel K. Scupham, Section Lead, Technology Assessment Group, Power Generation Services, Black & Veatch

Instructor Bios



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