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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
Kaleta Hydropower 2, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 2 days ago by internationalri... View 240 MW 13.4% 367,561 thousand USD 2,900 0.58 2
Sambangalou Hydropower, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 2 days ago by internationalri... View 120 MW 3.19% -561,143 thousand USD 300,000 150 10
Inga 3, Bas Congo, DRC, updated 4 weeks ago by internationalri... View 4,760 MW 7.21% -3,415 million USD 730 0.34 2
Kaleta Hydropower, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 6 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 6 weeks ago by internationalri... View 102 MW 2.67% -221,997 thousand USD 730,000 490 500
Gourbassi Multipurpose dam, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 6 weeks ago by internationalri... View 18.0 MW -181,210 thousand EUR 4,800,000 1,900 300
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 6 weeks ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 1,600 MW -1,946 million USD 0.084 0.00063
Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique, updated 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 weeks ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Belo Monte, Amazonas, Brasil, updated 12 weeks ago by ianhaubold View 11,200 MW 15.0% 3,282 million BRL 14,000 4.6
asdf, x, updated 14 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 15 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 15 weeks ago by Kim Bonine (staff) View 305 MW 5.23% -645,643 thousand USD 3,700 2.3
Chacorão, Jacareacanga - Para, Brazil, updated 18 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 31 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 34 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 210 MW -521,334 thousand USD 140,000 34 5
Tabasara, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 34 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 135% (unrealistic) 9,667 million USD 210,000 33
Tabasara, tabasara, updated 35 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 352% (unrealistic) 8,935 million USD 380 0.18
Proyecto 1, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 35 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 79.6% (unrealistic) 2,188 million USD 400 0.18
Las Cruces (Alternativas), San Pedro Ixcatán, México, updated 39 weeks ago by lcasas View 480 MW 5.59% 50,199 thousand USD 43,000 12 0.1
ChachuelaEsperanzaGLV, Cachuela Esperanza, Beni, Bolivia, updated 45 weeks ago by loragonzalo View 990 MW 5.85% 3,077 million USD 390,000 70 7
The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, updated 45 weeks ago by aahmed74 View 6,000 MW 0.862% -3,900 million USD 3,600 2.3 2
HidroAysén Test1, Cochrane, Aysén Region (XI Región de Chile), updated 46 weeks ago by Jrob6122 View 2,750 MW 13.6% 2,866 million USD 7,600 2.1 0.01
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