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Balsas, Balsas District, Amazonas, Peru

River: Marañon

Status: Proposed project

9 hectares per MW

1 person per MW

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Results

Net Present Value-871,434 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-860,551 thousand USD
Internal Rate of Return4.77%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs130 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW9 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions2,765 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW4,254 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW9 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt1 person per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced636 people displaced
Area flooded5,580 hectares
Installed capacity 650 MW
Capacity used70%
Construction time10 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs2,054,793,567 USD
Wholesale price of energy56.78 USD
Economic discount rate12%

Vegetation & carbon density

Vegetation type or land coverCarbon density
(tC/ha)
Area flooded
(hectares)
Total carbon
(tonnes)
1.Tropical Rainforest Forest, Mixed cropland & natural96.54468%43,077.6
2.Tropical Rainforest Forest, Mixed cropland & natural96.52795%26,923.5
3.Tropical Rainforest Forest, Mixed cropland & natural96.54,12974%398,467.8
4.Tropical Rainforest Forest, Mixed cropland & natural96.572513%70,001.1
Total5,580100%538,470.0