El Bala, Provincia Orellana; Cantón Loreto; Sistema Hidrogr, Bolivia

River: El Bala

Status: Proposed project

18 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value3,368 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions3,478 million USD
Internal Rate of Return6.98%
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 cost2,400,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost120,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy40 USD
Economic discount rate2%