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 72%. 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 Value724,118 million COP
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions723,104 million COP
Internal Rate of Return71.9% (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 used80%
Construction time5 years
Construction cost43,000,000,000 COP
Transmission infrastructure cost9,000,000,000 COP
Wholesale price of energy50,000 COP
Economic discount rate12%