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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
Palambo, Bangui, updated 3 days ago by internationalri... View 30.0 MW 2.82% -88,243 thousand USD 2,100 0.33
Ruzizi 3 hydropower, Ruzizi River, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 148 MW 0.183% -404,586 thousand USD 87 0.18 0.4
Lesotho Highlands Water Programme (phase 2), Mokhotlong, Lesotho, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 1,200 MW 16.3% 30,901 million ZAR 330 4.2 10
Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 1,500 MW 10.6% -317,046 thousand USD 15,000 6.7 5
Fomi multipurpose dam, Niandan Koura, Guinea, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 90.0 MW 1.39% -248,668 thousand USD 10,000,000 6,800 500
Sambangalou Hydropower, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 128 MW 3.67% -529,894 thousand USD 280,000 140 10
Inga 3, Bas Congo, DRC, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 4,800 MW 7.31% -3,310 million USD 720 0.34 2
Gourbassi Multipurpose dam, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 18.0 MW -181,210 thousand EUR 35,000,000 14,000 300
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 170,000 30 3
Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 80.0 MW -411,605 thousand USD 180,000 480 200
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 220 1.6
Kaleta Hydropower 2, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 2 weeks ago by internationalri... View 280 MW 15.8% 635,087 thousand USD 300,000 59 3
PH Las Cruces, San Pedro Ixcatán, Mexico, updated 8 weeks ago by Andres Moreno View 240 MW 1.83% -5,096 million MXN 78,000 22 0.2
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 14 weeks ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 0.084 0.00063
Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam, Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia, updated 17 weeks ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Kaleta Hydropower, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 24 weeks ago by internationalri... View 240 MW 26.4% (unrealistic) 913,761 thousand USD 2,900 0.58 2
Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique, updated 24 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 24 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 24 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 25 weeks ago by GusGreenstein (staff) View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
Belo Monte, Amazonas, Brasil, updated 30 weeks ago by ianhaubold View 11,200 MW 15.0% 3,282 million BRL 14,000 4.6
asdf, x, updated 32 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 33 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 33 weeks ago by Kim Bonine (staff) View 305 MW 5.23% -645,643 thousand USD 3,700 2.3
Chacorão, Jacareacanga - Para, Brazil, updated 36 weeks ago by John Reid (staff) View 3,340 MW 11.0% 865,352 thousand BRL 73,000 18 0.005
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