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

River: El Bala

Status: Proposed project

16 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Results

Net Present Value200,607 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions223,638 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return13.0%
Hectares flooded per MW16 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions85,455 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW47,475 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW16 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 1,800 MW
Capacity used55%
Construction time5 years
Construction cost2,400,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost120,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy60 USD
Economic discount rate12%