Target cost is $2,000/kWe
Our REPOWER cost target is $2,000/kWe. This can be achieved through key design and delivery innovations shown in the figure. This includes: reuse of the existing power island; a standardized completed design, which eliminates hundreds of millions of dollars of design engineering each time; standardized licensing applications; a 'kit-of-parts' approach which radically lowers construction complexity, duration, and supervision requirements; and a manufacturing-based supply chain, enabling highly productive use of labor and multiple suppliers for all components."
Target schedule is 5 years
By starting with a completed and licensed standardized design, your project can be rapidly adapted to meet plant and site requirements. Repower customers will have access to automated design tools to eliminate years of design engineering work in a typical project. Site licensing and permitting is reduced by template-based standardized applications. Construction schedule is greatly reduced and simplified by the 'kit-of-parts' approach, which is designed for high quality manufacture and rapid assembly onsite. Mechanical and electrical systems will arrive at the site in relatively complete modules and pre-commissioned. These best practices - proven and demonstrated in other complex and high performance industries - will eliminate more than 7 years from a conventional power plant project schedule.
Target risk: standard commercial risk
All projects have risks, but attractive projects have low, and well-defined risks, with well-understood and effective ways of managing the remaining risk. The REPOWER consortium is focused on eliminating and reducing risks BY DESIGN, and using best practices from other industries.