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

River: River Nile

Status: Under construction

30 hectares per MW

3 people per MW

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Net Present Value-640,111 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-2,169 million USD
Internal Rate of Return4.05%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs32 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW30 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions1,032 million metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW171,919 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW30 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt3 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced20,000 people displaced
Area flooded180,000 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%