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Cachuela, Riberalta, Bolivia

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

61 hectares per MW

1 person per MW

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Results

Net Present Value-1,309 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,328 million USD
Internal Rate of Return2.25%
Hectares flooded per MW61 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions114,628 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW115,786 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; Subtropical Humid Forest; Forest, Cropland Mosaic; Non-Frontier - 64
Carbon density64.00 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 energy30 USD
Economic discount rate12%