Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, Bolivia

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

2 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value-1,104 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,059 million USD
Internal Rate of Return3.19%
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions8,476 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW8,561 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 coverAfrica; Subtropical Humid Forest; Broadleaf/Needleleaf/Mixed Forest - 134
Carbon density134.00 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 rate10%