CSF_Cachuela Esperanza, Riberalta, Beni Department, Bolivia

River: Cuenca

Status: Proposed project

55 hectares per MW

5 people per MW

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Net Present Value-428,615 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-510,792 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return9.17%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs103 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW55 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions213,558 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW215,715 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW55 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt5 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced5,261 people displaced
Area flooded54,800 hectares
Carbon density128 tC/ha
Installed capacity 990 MW
Capacity used65%
Construction time9 years
Turbines phased in from7 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs2,218,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy65 USD
Economic discount rate12%