The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia

River: Bule Nile

Status: Under construction

2 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value-3,900 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-3,886 million USD
Internal Rate of Return0.862%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs129 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions21,868 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW3,645 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced11,800 people displaced
Area flooded14,000 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Shrub cover
Carbon density46 tC/ha
Installed capacity 6,000 MW
Capacity used15%
Construction time4 years
Turbines phased in from1 year
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs6,000,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy50 USD
Economic discount rate10%