Las Cruces, Ruiz, Mexico

River: San Pedro Mezquital

Status: Proposed project

19 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Net Present Value-182,180 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-184,586 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return5.13%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs145 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW19 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions16,526 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW68,859 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW19 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced500 people displaced
Area flooded4,506 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverSubtropical Humid Forest, Mostly natural
Carbon density128 tC/ha
Installed capacity 240 MW
Capacity used36%
Construction time10 years
Construction cost500,000,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost0 USD
Wholesale price of energy76 USD
Economic discount rate10%