At least one input in this analysis appears to be unrealistic. Internal Rates of Return should be between -5% and 25%. The IRR of this analysis is 91%. Check the units and currencies for errors.

sierra nevada de santa marta, magdalena, Colombia

River: Magdalena

Status: In Operation

10 hectares per MW

12 people per MW

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Net Present Value2,234 billion COP
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions2,230 billion COP
Internal Rate of Return91.3% (unrealistic)
Hectares flooded per MW10 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions13,123 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW31,246 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW10 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt12 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced5,000 people displaced
Area flooded4,300 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverAmericas; Tropical Rainforest; Forest, Cropland Mosaic; Non-Frontier - 96.5
Carbon density96.50 tC/ha
Installed capacity 420 MW
Capacity used70%
Construction time5 years
Construction cost43,000,000,000 COP
Transmission infrastructure cost9,000,000,000 COP
Wholesale price of energy100,000 COP
Economic discount rate8%