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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!

Disclaimer: HydroCalculator analyses are based entirely on users' assumptions; Conservation Strategy Fund does not endorse the results. We hope that the tool will open an objective debate of hydroelectric power options.

Project (Sort by last update)sort icon Links Capacity (MW) Internal Rate of Return Net Present Value CO₂e emissions (t/MW) Inundated land (ha/MW) Displaced people / MW
Inga 3, Bas Congo, DRC, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 4,800 MW 7.31% -3,310 million USD 720 0.34 2
Gourbassi Multipurpose dam, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 18.0 MW -181,210 thousand EUR 35,000,000 14,000 300
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 170,000 30 3
Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 80.0 MW -411,605 thousand USD 180,000 480 200
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 220 1.6
Kaleta Hydropower 2, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 280 MW 15.8% 635,087 thousand USD 300,000 59 3
PH Las Cruces, San Pedro Ixcatán, Mexico, updated 2 years ago by Andres Moreno View 240 MW 1.83% -5,096 million MXN 78,000 22 0.2
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
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Kaleta Hydropower, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 240 MW 26.4% (unrealistic) 913,761 thousand USD 2,900 0.58 2
Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique, updated 2 years ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 1,300 MW 1.26% -1,795 million USD 17,000 7.7 5
Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania, updated 2 years ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 80.0 MW -420,425 thousand USD 150,000 390 20
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
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 2 years ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Belo Monte, Amazonas, Brasil, updated 2 years ago by ianhaubold View 11,200 MW 15.0% 3,282 million BRL 14,000 4.6
asdf, x, updated 2 years ago by amy View 2,420 MW 17.7% 741,981 thousand USD 47,000 12 8
Reventazón - classroom exercise, Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica, updated 2 years ago by Niki Gribi (staff) View 305 MW 7.58% -440,095 thousand USD 3,000 2.3 0.3
Reventazón, Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica, updated 2 years ago by Kim Bonine (staff) View 305 MW 5.23% -645,643 thousand USD 3,700 2.3
Chacorão, Jacareacanga - Para, Brazil, updated 2 years ago by John Reid (staff) View 3,340 MW 11.0% 865,352 thousand BRL 73,000 18 0.005
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
Tabasara, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 3 years ago by Hoodmy View 210 MW -521,334 thousand USD 140,000 34 5
Tabasara, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 3 years ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 135% (unrealistic) 9,667 million USD 210,000 33
Tabasara, tabasara, updated 3 years ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 352% (unrealistic) 8,935 million USD 380 0.18
Proyecto 1, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 3 years ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 79.6% (unrealistic) 2,188 million USD 400 0.18
Las Cruces (Alternativas), San Pedro Ixcatán, México, updated 3 years ago by lcasas View 480 MW 5.59% 50,199 thousand USD 43,000 12 0.1
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