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

River: El Bala

Status: Proposed project

13 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value-712,975 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-682,168 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return8.21%
Hectares flooded per MW13 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions61,039 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW38,149 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW13 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced3,000 people displaced
Area flooded20,000 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 energy45 USD
Economic discount rate12%