La Balsa, Departamento de Cajamarca, Peru

River: Marañon

Status: Proposed project

3 hectares per MW

1 person per MW

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Net Present Value-1,192 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,163 million USD
Internal Rate of Return4.94%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs122 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW3 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions4,764 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW5,206 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW3 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt1 person per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced730 people displaced
Area flooded2,723 hectares
Installed capacity 915 MW
Capacity used70%
Construction time9 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs2,906,575,164 USD
Wholesale price of energy57 USD
Economic discount rate11%

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