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GHEX value

  • 1.  GHEX value

    Posted 09-30-2016 14:20

    Classification of Fixed Asset Additions

                We define recurring fixed asset additions to a property to be capital expenditures made to replace worn out assets to maintain the property's value.  Revenue enhancing/non-recurring fixed asset additions are defined as capital expenditures that increase the value of the property and/or enable us to increase rents.  Acquisition/development fixed asset additions are defined as capital expenditures for the purchase or construction of new properties to be added to our portfolio, or fixed asset additions identified at the time of purchase that are not made until subsequent periods.

    Our industry needs to consider exactly how one compares a capital asset that INCREASES IN VALUE WITH TIME.

    A GHEX enhances revenue by lowing the utility costs and has no recurring cost. A GHEX is a capital asset that  replaces the kW*hr, kW and MCFs.

    It is separate from the depreciating HVAC systems value and should be treated accordingly.

    Any good ideas from Harvard type accountants?

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    Garen Ewbank
    Ewbank Geo Testing, LLC
    Fairview OK
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  • 2.  RE: GHEX value

    Posted 09-30-2016 14:46
    Table 5.1: Typical capital and operating costs for power plants. Note that these costs do not include subsidies, incentives, or any "social costs" (e.g., air or water emissions)
    Technology Capital Cost ($/kW) Operating Cost ($/kWh)
    Coal-fired combustion turbine $500 — $1,000 0.20 — 0.04
    Natural gas combustion turbine $400 — $800 0.04 — 0.10
    Coal gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) $1,000 — $1,500 0.04 — 0.08
    Natural gas combined-cycle $600 — $1,200 0.04 — 0.10
    Wnd turbine (includes offshore wind) $1,200 — $5,000 Less than 0.01
    Nuclear $1,200 — $5,000 0.02 — 0.05
    Photovoltaic Solar $4,500 and up Less than 0.01
    Hydroelectric $1,200 — $5,000 Less than 0.01

     Any guess as to what a GHEX costs per peak block load in $/kW? Further the GHEX has no operating costs as that is within the HVAC unit.

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    Garen Ewbank
    Ewbank Geo Testing, LLC
    Fairview OK



  • 3.  RE: GHEX value

    Posted 09-30-2016 15:00

    Excel spreadsheet to calculate $/kW

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    Garen Ewbank
    Ewbank Geo Testing, LLC
    Fairview OK