Cachuela Esperanza LS, Guayaramerin, Beni

River: Beni

Status: Construction Scheduled

7 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

Map of Guayaramerín, Beni Department, Bolivia
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Net Present Value-1,320 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,301 million USD
Internal Rate of Return3.48%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs113 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW7 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions40,544 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW40,954 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
Carbon density193 tC/ha
Installed capacity 990 MW
Capacity used65%
Construction time7 years
Construction cost2,500,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost2,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy40 USD
Economic discount rate12.8%