El Quimbo, Huila - Colombia, Colombia

River: Magdalena

Status: Under construction

21 hectares per MW

4 people per MW

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Net Present Value-1,516 trillion COP
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,516 trillion COP
Hectares flooded per MW21 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions11,812 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW29,530 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW21 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt4 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced1,500 people displaced
Area flooded8,586 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverAmericas; Tropical Mountain Systems; Burnt, Natural Forest Mosaic - 43.5
Carbon density43.50 tC/ha
Installed capacity 400 MW
Capacity used80%
Construction time5 years
Construction cost1,375,000,000,000,000 COP
Transmission infrastructure cost68,750,000,000 COP
Wholesale price of energy50,000 COP
Economic discount rate10%