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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!

Disclaimer: HydroCalculator analyses are based entirely on users' assumptions; Conservation Strategy Fund does not endorse the results. We hope that the tool will open an objective debate of hydroelectric power options.

Project (Sort by last update)sort icon Links Capacity (MW) Internal Rate of Return Net Present Value CO₂e emissions (t/MW) Inundated land (ha/MW) Displaced people / MW
asdf, x, updated 4 years ago by amy View 2,420 MW 17.7% 741,981 thousand USD 47,000 12 8
Belo Monte, Amazonas, Brasil, updated 4 years ago by ianhaubold View 11,200 MW 15.0% 3,282 million BRL 14,000 4.6
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 4 years ago by Anonymous View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Lesotho Highlands Water Programme (phase 2), Mokhotlong, Lesotho, updated 4 years ago by Anonymous View 1,200 MW 2.13% -6,797 million ZAR 74 0.94 2
Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania, updated 4 years ago by Anonymous View 80.0 MW -420,425 thousand USD 150,000 390 20
Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique, updated 4 years ago by Anonymous View 1,300 MW 1.26% -1,795 million USD 17,000 7.7 5
Kaleta Hydropower, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 240 MW 26.4% (unrealistic) 913,761 thousand USD 2,900 0.58 2
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
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
PH Las Cruces, San Pedro Ixcatán, Mexico, updated 4 years ago by Andres Moreno View 240 MW 1.83% -5,096 million MXN 78,000 22 0.2
Kaleta Hydropower 2, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 280 MW 15.8% 635,087 thousand USD 300,000 59 3
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 220 1.6
Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 80.0 MW -411,605 thousand USD 180,000 480 200
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 170,000 30 3
Gourbassi Multipurpose dam, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 18.0 MW -181,210 thousand EUR 35,000,000 14,000 300
Inga 3, Bas Congo, DRC, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 4,800 MW 7.31% -3,310 million USD 720 0.34 2
Sambangalou Hydropower, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 128 MW 3.67% -529,894 thousand USD 280,000 140 10
Fomi multipurpose dam, Niandan Koura, Guinea, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 90.0 MW 1.39% -248,668 thousand USD 10,000,000 6,800 500
Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 1,500 MW 10.6% -317,046 thousand USD 15,000 6.7 5
Lesotho Highlands Water Programme (phase 2), Mokhotlong, Lesotho, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 1,200 MW 16.3% 30,901 million ZAR 330 4.2 10
Ruzizi 3 hydropower, Ruzizi River, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 148 MW 0.183% -404,586 thousand USD 87 0.18 0.4
Palambo, Bangui, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 30.0 MW 2.82% -88,243 thousand USD 2,100 0.33
Bui dam, Volta, Ghana, updated 4 years ago by internationalri... View 400 MW 19.5% 797,704 thousand USD 360,000 110 3
Jispa Hydroelectricity Project, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India, updated 3 years ago by Vijay Kumar Bodh View 300 MW -863,066 thousand USD 16 0.19 4
Sobradinho, Bahia, Brazil, updated 3 years ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 1,050 MW 17.9% 1,854 million BRL 91,000 310
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