Belo Monte o, Altamira, Brazil, Brazil

River: altamira

Status: Proposed project

5 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value-5,424 million BRL
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-5,451 million BRL
Internal Rate of Return7.36%
Hectares flooded per MW5 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions149,410 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW13,340 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 used39%
Construction time8 years
Construction cost19,000,000,000 BRL
Transmission infrastructure cost5,000,000,000 BRL
Wholesale price of energy83 BRL
Economic discount rate10%