Belo Monte, Altamira, Brazil, Brazil

Status: Proposed project

5 hectares per MW

2 people per MW


Net Present Value-4,762 million BRL
Hectares flooded per MW5 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions18,352 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW1,639 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW5 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced20,000 people displaced
Area flooded51,600 hectares
Installed capacity 11,200 MW
Capacity used40%
Construction time5 years
Construction cost19,000,000,000 BRL
Transmission infrastructure cost5,000,000,000 BRL
Wholesale price of energy83 BRL
Economic discount rate10%