Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, Bolivia

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

70 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

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Net Present Value1,210 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions1,165 million USD
Internal Rate of Return16.8%
Hectares flooded per MW70 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions190,787 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW192,715 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
Vegetation type or land coverAmericas; Tropical Rainforest; Forest, Cropland Mosaic; Non-Frontier - 96.5
Carbon density96.50 tC/ha
Installed capacity 990 MW
Capacity used80%
Construction time10 years
Construction cost2,500,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost10,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy150 USD
Economic discount rate12%