The Infrastructure Cost Calculator is a network transition costing tool. It uses a robust, centrally stored database to enable the calculation and comparison of transition costs across the four main energy vectors: electricity, gas, heat and hydrogen. Users can defi ne and compare different scenarios to understand long term investments for a UK transition to a low carbon energy network.
The calculator uses data on the costs and performance associated with fi xed energy infrastructure.The user is able to defi ne and compare infrastructure options associated with a variety of energy generation and demand scenarios across different timescales.The calculator allows the user to compare capital and operating costs, identifying areas of high cost and providing analysis to understand the impact of a wide range of variables; including cost trends, location and start time. The cost ofnew infrastructure or refurbishing, re-purposing and abandoning existing network infrastructure across any scale or level of complexity can be carried out using a clean user friendly interface