Reventazón - classroom exercise, Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica

River: Reventazon

Status: Under construction

2 hectares per MW

0 people per MW

Map of Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica
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Net Present Value-440,095 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-437,776 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return7.58%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs165 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions912,312 metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW2,991 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW2 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt0 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced80 people displaced
Area flooded690 hectares
Installed capacity 305 MW
Capacity used70%
Construction time6 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs1,380,700,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy100 USD
Economic discount rate12%

Vegetation & carbon density

Vegetation type or land coverCarbon density
Area flooded
Total carbon
1.Tropical Cultivated land5.055280%2,760.0
2.Tropical Rainforest Forest, Mostly natural193.013820%26,634.0