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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
Reventazón - classroom exercise, Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica, updated 1 week ago by Niki Gribi (staff) View 305 MW 7.58% -440,095 thousand USD 3,000 2.3 0.3
Mantaro 270 (Man 270), Tayacaja, Departamento de Huancavelica, Peru, updated 1 year 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 32 weeks ago by aahmed74 View 6,000 MW 0.862% -3,900 million USD 3,600 2.3 2
Reventazón, Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica, updated 2 weeks ago by Kim Bonine (staff) View 305 MW 5.23% -645,643 thousand USD 3,700 2.3
Chaglla, Chaglla, Huánuco Region, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 444 MW 13.2% 148,828 thousand USD 3,800 1.0
Hidroelectrica Pescadero Ituango, Ituango, Colombia, updated 1 year ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 2,400 MW 12.4% 96,711 thousand USD 3,900 1.3 0.09
Loreto 2, Orellana, Ecuador, updated 1 year ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 1.000 MW -1,010 thousand USD 4,300 1.00
La Guitarra (Man 250), Departamento de Huancavelica, Peru, updated 1 year 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 1 year ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 915 MW 4.94% -1,192 million USD 5,200 3.0 0.8
Sasanta Yurubamba, Ravelo, updated 2 years ago by Anonymous View 940 MW 195% (unrealistic) 1,103 million USD 5,200 3.2 0.4
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, updated 3 years ago by Anonymous View 990 MW 2.80% -1,104 million USD 5,800 2.0 3
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, updated 2 years ago by dina.farfan View 990 MW 1.89% -887,967 thousand USD 6,900 2.0 2
HidroAysén Test1, Cochrane, Aysén Region (XI Región de Chile), updated 32 weeks ago by Jrob6122 View 2,750 MW 13.6% 2,866 million USD 7,600 2.1 0.01
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, updated 2 years ago by dina.farfan View 990 MW 2.54% -1,038 million USD 7,800 2.0 2
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, updated 2 years ago by noel View 990 MW 3.19% -1,104 million USD 8,600 2.0 2
Rene proy, Itaituba, updated 3 years ago by Rene View 8,700 MW 0.860% -17,651 million USD 9,000 2.3 0.2
ChadinII, Shayuyo, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 600 MW 4.69% -829,198 thousand USD 10,000 5.0
Cumba 4, Carrizales, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 825 MW 5.99% -826,457 thousand USD 11,000 4.7
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerín, Beni Department, Bolivia, updated 1 year ago by Anonymous View 990 MW 3.19% -1,209 million USD 12,000 2.0 2
Belo Monte o, Altamira, Brazil, updated 2 years ago by vijaylaxsmi View 11,200 MW 7.36% -5,424 million BRL 13,000 4.6 2
Belo Monte o, Altamira, Brazil, updated 3 years ago by o_zamora View 11,200 MW 11.3% 3,197 million BRL 13,000 4.6 2
Belo Monte, Amazonas, Brasil, updated 2 years ago by vijaylaxsmi View 11,200 MW 3.40% -19,239 million BRL 14,000 4.6 2
Hidrosogamoso, Betulia, Colombia, updated 1 year ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 820 MW 5.80% -757,367 thousand USD 14,000 8.5 1
sierra nevada de santa marta, magdalena, updated 2 years ago by catalinazapata View 420 MW 64.8% (unrealistic) 738,682 million COP 15,000 4.8 10
sierra nevada de santa marta, magdalena, updated 2 years ago by catalinazapata View 420 MW 71.9% (unrealistic) 724,118 million COP 15,000 4.8 10
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