Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge

River: Zambezi

Status: Proposed project

2 hectares per MW

0 people per MW

Map of Batoka Gorge
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Net Present Value-1,292 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,231 million USD
Internal Rate of Return7.28%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs142 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions348,833 metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW218 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt0 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced0 people displaced
Area flooded2,600 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Cultivated land
Carbon density5 tC/ha
Installed capacity 1,600 MW
Capacity used82%
Construction time13 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs4,000,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy57.03 USD
Economic discount rate13.5%