Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, Bolivia

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

2 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

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Net Present Value-1,104 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,081 million USD
Internal Rate of Return2.80%
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions5,791 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW5,850 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt3 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced3,000 people displaced
Area flooded2,000 hectares
Installed capacity 990 MW
Capacity used50%
Construction time8 years
Construction cost2,000,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost80,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy40 USD
Economic discount rate12.8%