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El Quimbo, Gigante, Colombia

River: Magdalena

Status: Under construction

20 hectares per MW

4 people per MW

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Results

Net Present Value-355,211 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-358,883 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return6.17%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs72 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW20 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions14,465 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW36,163 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW20 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt4 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced1,466 people displaced
Area flooded7,841 hectares
Installed capacity 400 MW
Capacity used67%
Construction time4 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs837,200,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy40 USD
Economic discount rate12%

Vegetation & carbon density

Carbon density
(tC/ha)
Area flooded
(hectares)
Total carbon
(tonnes)
1.5.03,68547%18,426.4
2.52.01,33317%69,314.4
3.128.086311%110,401.3
4.128.01,96025%250,912.0
Total7,841100%449,054.1