Cachuela Esperanza, Riberalta, Bolivia

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

61 hectares per MW

1 person per MW

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Net Present Value-1,111 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,155 million USD
Internal Rate of Return4.74%
Hectares flooded per MW61 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions172,838 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW174,583 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW61 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt1 person per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced1,000 people displaced
Area flooded60,000 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 used70%
Construction time8 years
Construction cost2,150,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost250,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy40 USD
Economic discount rate12.8%