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Welcome to the HydroCalculator. With the tool, you can perform a basic analysis of the economic feasibility of hydro projects as well as calculating some simple environmental and social indicators that can be compared to those of other dams. Sign in or register now to create a new analysis, or clone one of the existing analyses if you want to analyze the same project. Following is a list of projects already analyzed. You can use the Filter to search for specific projects. Please give us feedback so we can improve the tool. Thank you!

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Project (Sort by last update) Links Capacity (MW) Internal Rate of Return Net Present Value CO₂e emissions (t/MW) Inundated land (ha/MW) Displaced people / MWsort icon
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 4 years ago by Anonymous View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 0.084 0.00063
Santa Cruz, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 138 MW 12.1% 1,693 thousand USD 41 0.014
Mutwanga, North Kivu, updated 8 years ago by Emmanuel de Merode View 1.000 MW -1,052 thousand USD 170 1.00
Proyecto Paute-Cardenillo, Santiago de Mendez, Ecuador, updated 3 years ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 596 MW 6.81% -317,390 thousand USD 25 0.052
Pongo del Mainique (Urub 320), Departamento del Cuzco, Peru, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 942 MW 7.58% -894,483 thousand USD 62,000 19
Tucuruí Etapa I, Tucuruí, Pará., updated 7 years ago by marciooliveira View 4,250 MW -984,607 million USD 44,000 7.5
Cardenillos, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 400 MW 10.8% -67,468 thousand USD 230 0.078
Baeza, Napo, Ecuador, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 50.0 MW 9.66% -16,824 thousand USD 84 0.020
Jamanxim, Itaituba - Para, Brazil, updated 6 years ago by Thales Oliveira Rosa (staff) View 881 MW 13.2% 1,116 million BRL 34,000 8.4
Tucuruí Etapa I, Tucuruí, Pará., updated 7 years ago by marciooliveira View 4,250 MW -986,291 million USD 20,000 7.5
Delsitanisagua, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 120 MW 12.1% 1,509 thousand USD 110 0.050
Fatima, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 20.5 MW 13.0% 2,666 thousand USD 140 0.049
Tucuruí Etapa I, Tucuruí, Pará., updated 7 years ago by marciooliveira View 4,250 MW -986,291 million USD 44,000 7.5
Coca Codo, Napo; Cantón: El Chaco, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 1,500 MW 3.50% -1,206 million USD 31 0.023
Isimanchi II, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 2.30 MW 5.32% -2,736 thousand USD 1,300 0.43
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 220 1.6
Miguillas - Umalpaca, Chapare, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 58.0 MW -96,924 thousand USD 95 0.034
Tucuruí Etapa I, Tucuruí, Pará., updated 7 years ago by marciooliveira View 4,250 MW -1,134 billion USD 44,000 7.5
Coca-Codo, Provincia Napo; Cantón El Chaco, updated 6 years ago by verocordero View 1,500 MW 1,230% (unrealistic) 9,584 million USD 61 0.023
Reventazón, Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica, updated 4 years ago by Kim Bonine (staff) View 305 MW 5.23% -645,643 thousand USD 3,700 2.3
Palanda, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 17.0 MW 9.99% -4,022 thousand USD 56 0.059
Tucuruí Etapa I, Tucuruí, Pará., updated 7 years ago by marciooliveira View 4,250 MW -1,084 billion BRL 44,000 7.5
Tabajara, Machadinho d'Oeste - Rondônia, Brazil, updated 6 years ago by Thales Oliveira Rosa (staff) View 350 MW 16.7% 621,309 thousand BRL 1,500,000 370
Loreto 2, Orellana, Ecuador, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 1.000 MW -1,010 thousand USD 4,300 1.00
Chaglla, Chaglla, Huánuco Region, Peru, updated 6 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 444 MW 13.2% 148,828 thousand USD 3,800 1.0
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