Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, Bolivia

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

70 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

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Net Present Value-494,124 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-508,543 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return8.75%
Hectares flooded per MW70 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions149,581 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW151,092 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 time20 years
Construction cost2,500,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost10,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy100 USD
Economic discount rate12%