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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
Isimanchi II, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, updated 3 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 2.30 MW 5.32% -2,736 thousand USD 1,300 0.43
Belo Monte, Altamira, Brazil, updated 6 years ago by John Reid (staff) View 11,000 MW -3,364 million BRL 1,500 4.1 0.09
Pucará, Provincia Tungurahua, updated 6 years ago by Juan Carlos Rivera View 70.0 MW -21,025 thousand USD 1,500 4.7
Belo Monte, Altamira, Brazil, updated 6 years ago by avivaimhof View 11,200 MW -4,762 million BRL 1,600 4.6 2
Palambo, Bangui, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 30.0 MW 2.82% -88,243 thousand USD 2,100 0.33
Tester, wwss, updated 5 years ago by hydrotester View 150 MW 1,947 million BRL 2,200 0.35 0.1
sogamoso, Betulia - Santander Department, Colombia, updated 18 weeks ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 820 MW 6.24% -564,175 thousand USD 2,400 8.5
Kaleta Hydropower, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 240 MW 26.4% (unrealistic) 913,761 thousand USD 2,900 0.58 2
Sardinas, El Chaco, Napo, Ecuador, updated 3 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 4.00 MW 4.50% -6,236 thousand USD 3,000 1.00
Reventazón - classroom exercise, Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica, updated 1 year ago by Niki Gribi (staff) View 305 MW 7.58% -440,095 thousand USD 3,000 2.3 0.3
UHE São Luís do Tapajós, Itaituba - State of Pará, Brazil, updated 6 weeks ago by Camila Jericó-D... (staff) View 8,040 MW 10.7% 21,043 million BRL 3,100 5.3 0.2
Mantaro 270 (Man 270), Tayacaja, Departamento de Huancavelica, Peru, updated 3 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 286 MW 15.1% 165,903 thousand USD 3,600 1.5
The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, updated 2 years ago by aahmed74 View 6,000 MW 0.862% -3,900 million USD 3,600 2.3 2
Reventazón, Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica, updated 1 year ago by Kim Bonine (staff) View 305 MW 5.23% -645,643 thousand USD 3,700 2.3
Chaglla, Chaglla, Huánuco Region, Peru, updated 3 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 444 MW 13.2% 148,828 thousand USD 3,800 1.0
Hidroelectrica Pescadero Ituango, Ituango, Colombia, updated 3 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 2,400 MW 12.4% 96,711 thousand USD 3,900 1.3 0.09
Belo Monte 2016 VWC, Para, Brazil, updated 16 weeks ago by John Reid (staff) View 11,200 MW 2.10% -10,642 million USD 4,300 4.5
Belo Monte 2016, Para, Brazil, updated 16 weeks ago by John Reid (staff) View 11,200 MW 6.23% -10,410 million BRL 4,300 4.5
Belo Monte 2016, Para, Brazil, updated 16 weeks ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 11,200 MW 9.97% -25,044 thousand USD 4,300 4.5
Loreto 2, Orellana, Ecuador, updated 3 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 1.000 MW -1,010 thousand USD 4,300 1.00
Belo Monte, Para, Brazil, updated 14 weeks ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 11,200 MW 10.6% 1,132 million BRL 4,400 4.6
La Guitarra (Man 250), Departamento de Huancavelica, Peru, updated 3 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 433 MW 15.6% 261,483 thousand USD 4,600 2.3
La Balsa, Departamento de Cajamarca, Peru, updated 3 years ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 915 MW 4.94% -1,192 million USD 5,200 3.0 0.8
Sasanta Yurubamba, Ravelo, updated 4 years ago by Anonymous View 940 MW 195% (unrealistic) 1,103 million USD 5,200 3.2 0.4
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, updated 5 years ago by Anonymous View 990 MW 2.80% -1,104 million USD 5,800 2.0 3
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