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Welcome to the HydroCalculator. With the tool, you can perform a basic analysis of the economic feasibility of hydro projects as well as calculating some simple environmental and social indicators that can be compared to those of other dams. Sign in or register now to create a new analysis, or clone one of the existing analyses if you want to analyze the same project. Following is a list of projects already analyzed. You can use the Filter to search for specific projects. Please give us feedback so we can improve the tool. Thank you!

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Project (Sort by last update) Links Capacity (MW) Internal Rate of Return Net Present Value CO₂e emissions (t/MW)sort icon Inundated land (ha/MW) Displaced people / MW
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 2 years ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 0.084 0.00063
Sopladora, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 487 MW 14.3% 106,205 thousand USD 0.32 0.0021
Gualquiza, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 800 MW 11.6% -39,429 thousand USD 1.8 0.0013
San Miguel, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 686 MW 12.4% 23,245 thousand USD 4.0 0.0015
Don Sahong Dam, Khone Falls, updated 7 years ago by avivaimhof View 360 MW 584,856 thousand KHR 9.4 0.51 0.2
Jispa Hydroelectricity Project, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India, updated 51 weeks ago by Vijay Kumar Bodh View 300 MW -863,066 thousand USD 16 0.19 4
Jatunyacu, Napo, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 74.1 MW 6.20% -55,522 thousand USD 20 0.013
mazan, Mazán, Loreto, Peru, updated 2 years ago by José Carlos Rub... (staff) View 150 MW 3.72% -599,570 thousand USD 20 0.0067 10
Proyecto Paute-Cardenillo, Santiago de Mendez, Ecuador, updated 48 weeks ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 596 MW 6.81% -317,390 thousand USD 25 0.052
Coca Codo, Napo; Cantón: El Chaco, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 1,500 MW 3.50% -1,206 million USD 31 0.023
Santa Cruz, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 138 MW 12.1% 1,693 thousand USD 41 0.014
Cebadas, Guamote, updated 7 years ago by José Galindo View 6.90 MW 9,812 thousand USD 46 0.14
Miguillas-Palillada, Acullani, Bolivia, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 119 MW 2.17% -88,547 thousand USD 46 0.017
Toachi - Pilatón, Provincia Santo Domingo de los Sachilas; Cantón Sa, updated 7 years ago by John Reid (staff) View 228 MW 98,534 thousand USD 47 0.15
ny wft test 1, Kingston, NY, updated 3 years ago by u1002703 View 50.0 MW 245% (unrealistic) 793,252 thousand USD 51 0.040 1.0
Palanda, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 17.0 MW 9.99% -4,022 thousand USD 56 0.059
Coca-Codo, Provincia Napo; Cantón El Chaco, updated 4 years ago by verocordero View 1,500 MW 1,230% (unrealistic) 9,584 million USD 61 0.023
San Jose, Chapare, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 127 MW -148,460 thousand USD 67 0.016
Lesotho Highlands Water Programme (phase 2), Mokhotlong, Lesotho, updated 2 years ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 1,200 MW 2.13% -6,797 million ZAR 74 0.94 2
Sizaplaya, Napo, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 52.0 MW 11.1% -6,564 thousand USD 81 0.019
Quijos, Napo, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 50.0 MW 4.55% -57,764 thousand USD 82 0.020
Baeza, Napo, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 50.0 MW 9.66% -16,824 thousand USD 84 0.020
Ruzizi 3 hydropower, Ruzizi River, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 148 MW 0.183% -404,586 thousand USD 87 0.18 0.4
Sucua, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 31.6 MW 7.50% -22,594 thousand USD 90 0.032
Miguillas - Umalpaca, Chapare, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia, updated 4 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 58.0 MW -96,924 thousand USD 95 0.034
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