Sambangalou Hydropower, Kedougou, Senegal

River: Gambia River

Status: Proposed project

145 hectares per MW

10 people per MW

Map of Kedougou, Senegal
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Net Present Value-529,894 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-551,495 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return3.67%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs345 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW145 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions36,352 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW284,001 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW145 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt10 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced1,320 people displaced
Area flooded18,500 hectares
Installed capacity 128 MW
Capacity used39%
Construction time4 years
Construction cost454,500,000 USD
Transmission infrastructure cost572,209,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy154 USD
Economic discount rate10%

Vegetation & carbon density

Vegetation type or land coverCarbon density
Area flooded
Total carbon
1.Tropical Moist deciduous Forest, Mixed cropland & natural76.09,25050%703,000.0
2.Tropical Savannah46.09,25050%425,500.0