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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
Inga 3, Bas Congo, DRC, updated 1 week ago by internationalri... View 4,760 MW 6.13% -4,573 million USD 730 0.34 2
asdf, x, updated 1 week 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 2 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 2 weeks ago by Kim Bonine (staff) View 305 MW 5.23% -645,643 thousand USD 3,700 2.3
Chacorão, Jacareacanga - Para, Brazil, updated 5 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 17 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 21 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 210 MW -521,334 thousand USD 140,000 34 5
Tabasara, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 21 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 135% (unrealistic) 9,667 million USD 210,000 33
Tabasara, tabasara, updated 21 weeks ago by Hoodmy View 220 MW 352% (unrealistic) 8,935 million USD 380 0.18
Proyecto 1, Tabasara, Chiriquí, Panamá, updated 22 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 26 weeks ago by lcasas View 480 MW 5.59% 50,199 thousand USD 43,000 12 0.1
ChachuelaEsperanzaGLV, Cachuela Esperanza, Beni, Bolivia, updated 31 weeks ago by loragonzalo View 990 MW 5.85% 3,077 million USD 390,000 70 7
The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, updated 32 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 32 weeks ago by Jrob6122 View 2,750 MW 13.6% 2,866 million USD 7,600 2.1 0.01
Test, Tesouro - Mato Grosso, Brazil, updated 46 weeks ago by jsantos View 1,080 MW 10.9% 2,240 million BRL 970 6.6 50
Las Cruces, Ruiz, Mexico, updated 1 year ago by Eugenio Barrios View 240 MW 5.13% -182,180 thousand USD 69,000 19 2
ny wft test 1, Kingston, NY, updated 1 year ago by u1002703 View 50.0 MW 245% (unrealistic) 793,252 thousand USD 51 0.040 1.0
Inambari Revision 2013, Madre de Dios, Perú, updated 1 year ago by Athena Wheaton (staff) View 2,200 MW 11.2% 60,126 thousand USD 91,000 17 2
Selli Hydro Project, Udaipur, Himachal Pradesh, India, updated 1 year ago by Vijay Kumar Bodh View 400 MW -135,453 thousand USD 63 2.0 3
Santa Anita, Magdalena, Beni Department, Bolivia, updated 1 year ago by jacques View 1.000 MW -3,441 thousand USD 6,400,000 1,000
Inambari Review 2013, Madre de Dios, Peru, updated 1 year ago by Athena Wheaton (staff) View 2,200 MW 11.2% 60,126 thousand USD 52,000 17 2
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerín, Beni Department, Bolivia, updated 1 year ago by Anonymous View 990 MW 3.19% -1,209 million USD 12,000 2.0 2
El Bala, La Paz, La Paz Department, Bolivia, updated 1 year ago by Samin View 1,600 MW 10.0% 5,794 thousand USD 53,000 18 2
Proyecto hidroeléctrica Rositas, Bolivia, updated 1 year ago by Maria Lázaro View 400 MW 8.79% -206,844 thousand USD 49,000 25 0.5
Cachuela Esperanza, Guayaramerín, Beni Department, Bolivia, updated 1 year ago by Edson Lopez View 990 MW 5.15% -866,280 thousand USD 35,000 9.0 3
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