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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)sort icon Links Capacity (MW) Internal Rate of Return Net Present Value CO₂e emissions (t/MW) Inundated land (ha/MW) Displaced people / MW
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 4 weeks ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 0.084 0.00063
Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania, updated 7 weeks ago by internationalri... View 81.0 MW -410,308 thousand USD 140,000 390 20
Ruzizi 3 hydropower, Ruzizi River, updated 7 weeks ago by internationalri... View 145 MW -408,105 thousand USD 66 0.14 0.3
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 7 weeks ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 7 weeks ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Gourbassi Multipurpose dam, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 7 weeks ago by internationalri... View 18.0 MW -181,210 thousand EUR 4,800,000 1,900 300
Kaleta Hydropower 2, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 8 weeks ago by internationalri... View 240 MW 13.4% 367,561 thousand USD 2,900 0.58 2
Sambangalou Hydropower, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 8 weeks ago by internationalri... View 120 MW 3.19% -561,143 thousand USD 300,000 150 10
Inga 3, Bas Congo, DRC, updated 12 weeks ago by internationalri... View 4,760 MW 7.21% -3,415 million USD 730 0.34 2
Kaleta Hydropower, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 14 weeks ago by internationalri... View 240 MW 26.4% (unrealistic) 913,761 thousand USD 2,900 0.58 2
Fomi multipurpose dam, Niandan Koura, Guinea, updated 14 weeks ago by internationalri... View 102 MW 2.67% -221,997 thousand USD 730,000 490 500
Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique, updated 14 weeks 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 14 weeks 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 14 weeks 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 15 weeks ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Belo Monte, Amazonas, Brasil, updated 20 weeks ago by ianhaubold View 11,200 MW 15.0% 3,282 million BRL 14,000 4.6
asdf, x, updated 22 weeks 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 23 weeks 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 23 weeks ago by Kim Bonine (staff) View 305 MW 5.23% -645,643 thousand USD 3,700 2.3
Chacorão, Jacareacanga - Para, Brazil, updated 26 weeks 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 39 weeks ago by José Carlos Rub... (staff) View 150 MW 3.72% -599,570 thousand USD 20 0.0067 10
Tabasara, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 42 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 210 MW -521,334 thousand USD 140,000 34 5
Tabasara, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 42 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 135% (unrealistic) 9,667 million USD 210,000 33
Tabasara, tabasara, updated 43 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 352% (unrealistic) 8,935 million USD 380 0.18
Proyecto 1, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 43 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 79.6% (unrealistic) 2,188 million USD 400 0.18
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