Bui dam, Volta, Ghana

River: The Black Volta

Status: In Operation

111 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

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Net Present Value797,704 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions673,608 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return19.5%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs59 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW111 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions145,617 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW364,043 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW111 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt3 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced1,216 people displaced
Area flooded44,400 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Rainforest Forest, Mixed cropland & natural
Carbon density100 tC/ha
Installed capacity 400 MW
Capacity used62%
Construction time3 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs790,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy100 USD
Economic discount rate10%