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A Little More On IRR and EIRR

For non-financial readers looking to understand Internal Rate of Return (IRR), which I used as the foundation for Energy Internal Rate of Return (EIRR) in my article Managing the Peak Fossil Fuel Transition, you can find a good discussion of IRR on Wikipedia.

In practical terms, IRR is nearly always calculated in a spreadsheet from a column of numbers indicating the directional cash flows (negative for investment, positive for returns.)

The Excel spreadsheet I used to estimate the IRRs of various generation technologies is available here.

Tom Konrad

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