ChachuelaEsperanzaGLV, Cachuela Esperanza, Beni, Bolivia

River: Beni

Status: Proposed project

70 hectares per MW

7 people per MW

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Net Present Value3,077 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions2,168 million USD
Internal Rate of Return5.85%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs42 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW70 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions389,570 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW393,505 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW70 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt7 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced6,525 people displaced
Area flooded69,000 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Rainforest Forest, Mostly natural
Carbon density193 tC/ha
Installed capacity 990 MW
Capacity used65%
Construction time9 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs3,000,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy65 USD
Economic discount rate2%