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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) Inundated land (ha/MW)sort icon Displaced people / MW
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerin, Beni, updated 3 years ago by Anonymous View 990 MW 2.80% -1,104 million USD 5,800 2.0 3
HidroAysén, Cochrane, Aysén Region (XI Región de Chile), updated 2 years ago by wurquizo View 2,750 MW 0.0722% -5,525 million USD 1,000 2.1 0.04
HidroAysén, Cochrane, Aysén Region (XI Región de Chile), updated 2 years ago by l.den.ottolander View 2,750 MW 0.0722% -5,525 million USD 300 2.1 0.04
HidroAysén, Cochrane, Aysén Region (XI Región de Chile), updated 2 years ago by l.den.ottolander View 2,750 MW 0.0722% -5,525 million USD 300 2.1 0.04
HidroAysén Test1, Cochrane, Aysén Region (XI Región de Chile), updated 27 weeks ago by Jrob6122 View 2,750 MW 13.6% 2,866 million USD 7,600 2.1 0.01
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
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
The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, updated 27 weeks ago by aahmed74 View 6,000 MW 0.862% -3,900 million USD 3,600 2.3 2
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
Tucuruí Etapa I, Tucuruí, Pará., updated 3 years ago by marciooliveira View 8,000 MW 45.3% (unrealistic) 15,311 million BRL 23,000 4.0
Tucuruí Etapa I, Tucuruí, Pará., updated 3 years ago by marciooliveira View 8,000 MW 51.0% (unrealistic) 22,324 million BRL 23,000 4.0
Belo Monte, Altamira, Brazil, updated 4 years ago by John Reid (staff) View 11,000 MW -3,364 million BRL 1,500 4.1 0.09
Ferreira Gomes, Ferreira Gomes, Amapá, updated 2 years ago by Thales Oliveira Rosa (staff) View 252 MW 5.17% -404,326 thousand BRL 28,000 4.5 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, Altamira, Brazil, updated 4 years ago by avivaimhof View 11,200 MW -4,762 million BRL 1,600 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 15.0% 3,282 million BRL 28,000 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
Pucará, Provincia Tungurahua, updated 5 years ago by Juan Carlos Rivera View 70.0 MW -21,025 thousand USD 1,500 4.7
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
sierra nevada de santa marta, magdalena, updated 2 years ago by catalinazapata View 420 MW 96.3% (unrealistic) 1,499 billion COP 15,000 4.8 10
sierra nevada de santa marta, magdalena, updated 2 years ago by Luis Jara View 420 MW 71.9% (unrealistic) 724,118 million COP 15,000 4.8 10
sierra nevada de santa marta, magdalena, updated 2 years ago by Luis Jara View 420 MW 77.9% (unrealistic) 879,150 million COP 15,000 4.8 10
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
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