Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique

River: Zambezi River

Status: Construction Scheduled

7 hectares per MW

5 people per MW

Map of Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique
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Net Present Value-317,046 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-329,555 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return10.6%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs71 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW7 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions21,921 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW14,614 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW7 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt5 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced7,000 people displaced
Area flooded10,000 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Dry Forest, Mostly natural
Carbon density72 tC/ha
Installed capacity 1,500 MW
Capacity used75%
Construction time7 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs3,000,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy57.03 USD
Economic discount rate11.9%