Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, Bolivia

River: Beni

Status: Construction Scheduled

7 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

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Net Present Value-1,187 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,165 million USD
Internal Rate of Return3.20%
Hectares flooded per MW7 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions38,957 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW39,351 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW7 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt3 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced3,000 people displaced
Area flooded6,900 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverAmericas; Tropical Rainforest; Broadleaf/Needleleaf/Mixed Forest - 193
Carbon density193.00 tC/ha
Installed capacity 990 MW
Capacity used65%
Construction time9 years
Construction cost2,500,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost2,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy40 USD
Economic discount rate10%