When building a project or a case there are many different cost that can be involved. These costs can be added to your project either in the input library or the case itself. This article will give you an overview of what cost can be added and where you can do so. 

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to add cost in order to run a simulation. However, if no cost is added there will be no-cost related output. 

Input labelDescription
In  Bases:
- Annual cost of facilities
- Annual cost of base staff
- Annual other costs
Under the  Bases menu, there are some costs:
- The annual costs (rent, administrative costs, etc. ) of the facilities
- An annual recurring cost for required personnel in the bases
- An annual recurring cost category for other costs
In  Logistics:
- Day rate  
(under Cost)
- Fuel cost  
(under Cost)

- The charter cost of a vessel per day
- Fuel cost per ton
In  Personnel:
- Annual salary

- The annual salary of the personnel
In  Economy:

- The currency of the costs 

In addition to the above, you have the possibility to select the currency you want to work with and add additional fixed cost e.g annual facilities rent. See below how this can be done:

1. Go to your case

2. Select the tab 'Costs' 

3. Here you will see the below screen open. 

There are a few fields you can complete here

  • Cost title: This is the type of cost some examples are annual staff salaries, transmission fee, or any recurring annual fee 
  • Cost Value: The actual cost 
  • Currency: The currency of this cost
  • Period: Here you can select that cost will be per month, per year, per MWh of produced power or installed capacity