Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of ballast life-cycle cost and payback period

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The paper introduces an innovative methodology for evaluating the relative significance of energy-efficient technologies applied to fluorescent lamp ballasts. The method involves replacing the point estimates of life cycle cost of the ballasts with uncertainty distributions reflecting the whole spectrum of possible costs, and the assessed probability associated with each value. The results of uncertainty and sensitivity analyses will help analysts reduce effort in data collection and carry on analysis more efficiently. These methods also enable policy makers to gain an insightful understanding of which efficient technology alternatives benefit or cost what fraction of consumers, given the explicit assumptions of ... continued below

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McMahon, James E.; Liu, Xiaomin; Turiel, Ike; Hakim, Sajid & Fisher, Diane June 1, 2000.

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The paper introduces an innovative methodology for evaluating the relative significance of energy-efficient technologies applied to fluorescent lamp ballasts. The method involves replacing the point estimates of life cycle cost of the ballasts with uncertainty distributions reflecting the whole spectrum of possible costs, and the assessed probability associated with each value. The results of uncertainty and sensitivity analyses will help analysts reduce effort in data collection and carry on analysis more efficiently. These methods also enable policy makers to gain an insightful understanding of which efficient technology alternatives benefit or cost what fraction of consumers, given the explicit assumptions of the analysis.

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OSTI as DE00767554

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  • Report No.: LBNL--44450
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/767554 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 767554
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc719289

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McMahon, James E.; Liu, Xiaomin; Turiel, Ike; Hakim, Sajid & Fisher, Diane. Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of ballast life-cycle cost and payback period, report, June 1, 2000; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc719289/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.