HidroAysén Test1, Cochrane, Aysén Region (XI Región de Chile)

River: Rio Baker (2 dams) and Rio Pascua (3 dams)

Status: Construction Scheduled

2 hectares per MW

0 people per MW

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Net Present Value2,866 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions3,008 million USD
Internal Rate of Return13.6%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs83 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions20,983 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW7,630 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt0 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced36 people displaced
Area flooded5,910 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverSubtropical Humid Forest, Mostly natural
Carbon density128 tC/ha
Installed capacity 2,750 MW
Capacity used75%
Construction time11.5 years
Construction cost3,200,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost3,800,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy120 USD
Economic discount rate10%