Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2011


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Advanced Engineering Economics

Course Number

ETM 535/635


It is socially desirable to invest in alternative energy production. As investors, it is also important that any green energy project be cost effective. This project will investigate the economic feasibility of constructing a community wind power generation project in Oregon. The technology is readily available, but it is necessary to analyze all the costs of the community wind project from conception and design, through operations and maintenance and finally end of life and salvage. We will analyze the system costs and benefits through a 20 year study lifetime to evaluate if the capital investment can be offset by the income from energy production and tax benefits. The goal is to find a positive net present value for the study life of the project with a rate of return that is greater than the minimum attractive rate of return (MARR).


This project is only available to students, faculty, and staff of Portland State University.

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