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About JEDI Coal Model

The Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Coal model allows the user to estimate economic development impacts from coal power generation projects. Applying a similar user interface as the JEDI Wind model, JEDI Coal requires a few additional user inputs. JEDI Coal user inputs include:

  • Capacity Factor
  • Heat Rate
  • Fuel Costs
  • Fuel Produced Locally (Percent)*

Results are presented in the same manner as those in the JEDI Wind and Natural Gas models. This allows straightforward comparisons of economic development metrics between power generation projects that rely on different primary energy resources. As with all JEDI models, reasonable default values are provided. Individual projects may vary and when possible project specific data should be used to obtain the best estimate of economic development impacts.

November 2011 Update:

The updated version of the JEDI Coal model includes several revisions and enhancements:

  • First, the updated version now represents a pulverized coal electricity generating plant whereas the previous version was based on an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant.
  • Consistent with this change in technology, the default size, heat rate, length of construction period, and associated costs, both for the construction and operations phase, have all been revised and updated. The model now also provides users with the ability to vary employer overhead costs. All construction and labor costs are now based on current costs in 2011.

This newer version uses the Excel 2007 format, which provides more stability in format and use of lists and macros, and incorporates 2008 state level default multipliers derived from IMPLAN. Although not directly related to the internal working of the model, this new version also has updated formatting in several of the informational worksheets and includes additional information in the FAQ worksheet.

This model has been reviewed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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* The percentage of coal procured from mines located in the region being analyzed