Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia

River: River Nile

Status: Under construction

28 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

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Net Present Value-640,111 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-2,067 million USD
Internal Rate of Return4.05%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs32 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW28 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions962,748 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW160,458 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW28 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt3 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced20,000 people displaced
Area flooded168,000 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Rainforest Forest, Mostly natural
Carbon density200 tC/ha
Installed capacity 6,000 MW
Capacity used33%
Construction time10 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs4,800,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy28 USD
Economic discount rate5%