Specifying Capacity Data

See also: Analysis View, Transformation Analysis, Exogenous Capacity Endogenous Capacity, Optimized Capacity

Capacity data can be specified in different ways in LEAP. In choosing how to enter data, it may be helpful consider these four possible approaches:

Notice that the above three approaches are NOT guaranteed to result in a least-cost energy system configuration. However, a third approach is also available:

Notice how, with these four approaches, you are gradually handing over more and more decision-making control to the model.  Bear in mind also that using an optimization approach requires more data than the previous two approaches.  In particular it requires that data describing the capital, O&M and fuels costs for each process are fully defined.  By contrast, the other three approaches can be used without any cost data being entered.