TY - RPRT
T1 - Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analyses of Ballast Life-Cycle Cost and Payback Period
Y1 - 2000/06//
A1 - James E. McMahon
A1 - Xiaomin Liu
A1 - Isaac Turiel
A1 - Sajid Hakim
A1 - Diane C. Fisher
AB - 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.
PB - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CY - Berkeley, CA
N1 - Formal Report, 2nd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Household Appliances and Lighting, 108, issue: 13, September 27-29, 2000

U2 - LBNL-44450
ER -