Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

2 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

Map of Guayaramerín, Beni Department, Bolivia
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Net Present Value-1,209 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,177 million USD
Internal Rate of Return3.19%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs108 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions12,208 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW12,331 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced2,000 people displaced
Area flooded2,000 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Rainforest Forest, Mostly natural
Carbon density193 tC/ha
Installed capacity 990 MW
Capacity used50%
Construction time5 years
Construction cost2,000,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost80,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy40 USD
Economic discount rate12.8%