El Bala, San Buenaventura, Bolivia

River: Rio Beni

Status: Proposed project

157 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value-2,421 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-2,959 million USD
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs109 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW157 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions1,137 million metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW710,380 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW157 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced3,900 people displaced
Area flooded250,500 hectares
Carbon density152 tC/ha
Installed capacity 1,600 MW
Capacity used55%
Construction time8 years
Construction cost2,400,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost1,175,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy14.7 USD
Economic discount rate12%