Resource Analysis

See also: Analysis View,  Resource Properties

The Resource Analysis screens in LEAP are used to enter data on the availability of primary resources, including both fossil renewable resources, as well as information on the costs of indigenous production, imports and exports of both primary resources and secondary fuels.

Depending on the costing boundary you choose for your cost-benefit analysis, you will either be asked to supply the "in the ground" costs of indigenous resources, or the delivered costs of fuels. You can set the boundary to be used for your cost analysis in the  General: Settings screen.

Resource tree branches are always subdivided into two categories: primary resources and secondary fuels, and the branches immediately below these two categories are automatically generated and updated by LEAP to reflect the individual fuels consumed and produced in your area The energy system being studied. As you add or delete fuels from your Demand and Transformation analyses, the list of fuels is automatically updated.

The data you enter on indigenous resource availability depends on whether the resource is a fossil or renewable energy form. For fossil resources (including uranium) you enter the total available reserve of the resource, while for renewable energy forms you enter the annual energy available from the resource.