Belo Monte, Amazonas, Brasil, Brazil

River: Xingu

Status: Under construction

5 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value3,282 million BRL
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions3,088 million BRL
Internal Rate of Return15.0%
Hectares flooded per MW5 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions309,095 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW27,640 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 11,183 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%