The DOE’s reference model project (RMP) was a multi-year effort to develop and apply a uniform assessment methodology to benchmark the performance of MEC technologies. As part of this effort, a half dozen MEC technologies were designed to serve as reference models (RM). These RMs, paired with reference resource sites, allowed calculation of the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) for single units to multiple-unit projects and a detailed cost breakdown structure to identify cost-drivers and to develop costreduction pathways as detailed in Neary et al. (2014a,b), Yu et al. (2015) and Bull et al. (2014). Data from the RMP was used to benchmark LCOE for small commercial scale MEC arrays of 10 MW installed capacity, as detailed by Jenne et al. (2015). The economic results from the RMP studies are reviewed herein.