At least one input in this analysis appears to be unrealistic. Internal Rates of Return should be between -5% and 25%. The IRR of this analysis is 260%. Check the units and currencies for errors.

El Bala, La Paz, Bolivia

River: El Bala

Status: Proposed project

18 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value1,622 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions1,636 million USD
Internal Rate of Return265% (unrealistic)
Hectares flooded per MW18 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions85,455 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW53,409 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW18 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced3,000 people displaced
Area flooded28,000 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverAmericas; Tropical Rainforest; Forest, Cropland Mosaic; Non-Frontier - 96.5
Carbon density96.50 tC/ha
Installed capacity 1,600 MW
Capacity used55%
Construction time5 years
Construction cost2,400,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost0 USD
Wholesale price of energy40 USD
Economic discount rate12%