Ruzizi 3 hydropower, Ruzizi River

River: Ruzizi River

Status: Construction Scheduled

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0 people per MW

Map of Ruzizi River
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Net Present Value-404,586 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-404,548 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return0.183%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs208 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW0 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions12,923 metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW87 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW0 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt0 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced60 people displaced
Area flooded27 hectares
Installed capacity 148 MW
Capacity used56%
Construction time7 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs644,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy57.03 USD
Economic discount rate12%

Vegetation & carbon density

Vegetation type or land coverCarbon density
Area flooded
Total carbon
1.Tropical Montane Forest, Mixed cropland & natural34.5933%307.4
2.Tropical Cultivated land5.0933%44.6
3.Tropical Grassland, Wet, Mostly grassland7.9934%72.5