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Inga 3, Bas Congo, DRC

River: Congo River

Status: Proposed project

0 hectares per MW

2 people per MW

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Results

Net Present Value-3,310 million USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-3,309 million USD
Internal Rate of Return7.31%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs79 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW0 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions3,479 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW725 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW0 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced10,000 people displaced
Area flooded1,627 hectares
Installed capacity 4,800 MW
Capacity used77%
Construction time6 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs14,000,000,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy57 USD
Economic discount rate10%

Vegetation & carbon density

Vegetation type or land coverCarbon density
(tC/ha)
Area flooded
(hectares)
Total carbon
(tonnes)
1.Tropical Rainforest Forest, Mostly natural200.027717%55,318.0
2.Tropical Savannah46.01,22075%56,131.5
3.Tropical Cultivated land5.01308%650.8
Total1,627100%112,100.3