Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

70 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

Map of Guayaramerín, Beni Department, Bolivia
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Net Present Value230,220 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions182,201 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return14.2%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs100 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW70 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions198,763 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW200,771 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW70 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt3 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced3,000 people displaced
Area flooded69,000 hectares
Carbon density96.5 tC/ha
Installed capacity 990 MW
Capacity used80%
Construction time8 years
Construction cost2,500,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost10,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy100 USD
Economic discount rate13%