Belo Monte, Amazonas, Brasil

River: Xingu

Status: Under construction

5 hectares per MW

0 people per MW

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Net Present Value3,282 million BRL
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions3,178 million BRL
Internal Rate of Return15.0%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs68 BRL per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW5 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions154,547 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW13,820 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW5 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt0 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced0 people displaced
Area flooded51,600 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Rainforest Forest, Mixed burnt & natural
Carbon density96.5 tC/ha
Installed capacity 11,183 MW
Capacity used39%
Construction time6 years
Construction cost8,279,100,000 BRL
Transmission infrastructure cost4,133,500,000 BRL
Wholesale price of energy80 BRL
Economic discount rate12%