UHE Castanheira, Mato Grosso, Brazil

River: Rio Arinos

Status: Proposed project

68 hectares per MW

4 people per MW

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Net Present Value-1,102 million BRL
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-1,140 million BRL
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs263 BRL per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW68 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions9,792 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW69,943 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW68 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt4 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced555 people displaced
Area flooded9,468 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverTropical Rainforest Forest, Mostly natural
Carbon density193 tC/ha
Installed capacity 140 MW
Capacity used70%
Construction time3.4 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs1,472,342,000 BRL
Wholesale price of energy100 BRL
Economic discount rate10%