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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
ChachuelaEsperanzaGLV, Cachuela Esperanza, Beni, Bolivia, updated 2 weeks ago by Anita Escobedo (staff) View 990 MW 5.85% 3,077 million USD 70,000 70 7
Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Molineros (Río Caine), Mizque, Departamento de Cochabamba, Bolivia, updated 9 weeks ago by Alfonso Malky (staff) View 3,000 MW 47.7% (unrealistic) 2,952 million USD 160,000 350 0.1
Componente 1 Angosto Chepete 400, Rurrenabaque, Beni Department, Bolivia, updated 17 weeks ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 3,250 MW 12.7% -33,327 thousand USD 8,900 21 1
mazan, Mazán, Loreto, Peru, updated 20 weeks ago by Infrastructure View 544 MW 9.49% -154,883 thousand USD 0.0018
Chaglla real, Pillao, Peru, updated 20 weeks ago by Infrastructure View 456 MW 9.57% 53,222 thousand USD 350 1.0
Chadin 2 real, Pisuquia District, Peru, updated 20 weeks ago by Infrastructure View 600 MW 9.92% 132,744 thousand USD 72 5.4 0.8
Componente 2 Bala 220, Apolo, La Paz Department, Bolivia, updated 29 weeks ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 352 MW 6.24% -8,923 thousand USD 15,000 26 3
UHE Castanheira, Mato Grosso, Brazil, updated 36 weeks ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 140 MW -1,102 million BRL 70,000 68 4
Bala 2, Rurrenabaque, Beni Department, Bolivia, updated 38 weeks ago by Carlos Solís (staff) View 3,300 MW 18.8% 3,198 million USD 2,000 2.0 0.3
Balsas, Balsas District, Amazonas, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Anita Escobedo (staff) View 650 MW 4.77% -871,434 thousand USD 4,300 8.6 1.0
Chadin 2, Pisuquia, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Anita Escobedo (staff) View 600 MW 5.51% -904,257 thousand USD 2,400 4.9 2
Veracruz, Utcubamba Province, Amazonas, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Anita Escobedo (staff) View 635 MW 12.3% 37,017 thousand USD 3,200 6.0 0.07
Manseriche, Condorcanqui Province, Amazonas, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Anita Escobedo (staff) View 4,500 MW 8.66% -2,105 million USD 120,000 120 6
Rentema, Bagua, Amazonas, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Anita Escobedo (staff) View 1,530 MW 5.39% -2,293 million USD 21,000 57 40
UHE São Luís do Tapajós, Itaituba - State of Pará, Brazil, updated 1 year ago by Camila Jericó-D... (staff) View 8,040 MW 10.7% 21,043 million BRL 3,100 5.3 0.2
Belo Monte, Para, Brazil, updated 1 year ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 11,200 MW 10.6% 1,132 million BRL 4,400 4.6
Belo Monte 2016 VWC, Para, Brazil, updated 1 year ago by John Reid (staff) View 11,200 MW 2.10% -10,642 million USD 4,300 4.5
Belo Monte 2016, Para, Brazil, updated 1 year ago by John Reid (staff) View 11,200 MW 6.23% -10,410 million BRL 4,300 4.5
Belo Monte 2016, Para, Brazil, updated 1 year ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 11,200 MW 9.97% -25,044 thousand USD 4,300 4.5
Proyecto Paute-Cardenillo, Santiago de Mendez, Ecuador, updated 1 year ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 596 MW 6.81% -317,390 thousand USD 25 0.052
sogamoso, Betulia - Santander Department, Colombia, updated 1 year ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 820 MW 6.24% -564,175 thousand USD 2,400 8.5
Sobradinho, Bahia, Brazil, updated 1 year ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 1,050 MW 17.9% 1,854 million BRL 91,000 310
Jispa Hydroelectricity Project, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India, updated 1 year ago by Vijay Kumar Bodh View 300 MW -863,066 thousand USD 16 0.19 4
Bui dam, Volta, Ghana, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 400 MW 19.5% 797,704 thousand USD 360,000 110 3
Palambo, Bangui, updated 2 years ago by internationalri... View 30.0 MW 2.82% -88,243 thousand USD 2,100 0.33
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