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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!

Disclaimer: HydroCalculator analyses are based entirely on users' assumptions; Conservation Strategy Fund does not endorse the results. We hope that the tool will open an objective debate of hydroelectric power options.

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
UHE São Luís do Tapajós, Itaituba - State of Pará, Brazil, updated 2 weeks 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 9 weeks 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 12 weeks 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 12 weeks 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 12 weeks 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 13 weeks ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 596 MW 6.81% -317,390 thousand USD 25 0.052
sogamoso, Betulia - Santander Department, Colombia, updated 13 weeks ago by thais.vilela (staff) View 820 MW 6.24% -564,175 thousand USD 2,400 8.5
Sobradinho, Bahia, Brazil, updated 14 weeks 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 16 weeks ago by Vijay Kumar Bodh View 300 MW -863,066 thousand USD 16 0.19 4
Bui dam, Volta, Ghana, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 400 MW 19.5% 797,704 thousand USD 360,000 110 3
Palambo, Bangui, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 30.0 MW 2.82% -88,243 thousand USD 2,100 0.33
Ruzizi 3 hydropower, Ruzizi River, updated 1 year 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 1 year ago by internationalri... View 1,200 MW 16.3% 30,901 million ZAR 330 4.2 10
Mphanda Nkuwa, Cahora-Bassa, Tete, Mozambique, updated 1 year 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 1 year ago by internationalri... View 90.0 MW 1.39% -248,668 thousand USD 10,000,000 6,800 500
Sambangalou Hydropower, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 128 MW 3.67% -529,894 thousand USD 280,000 140 10
Inga 3, Bas Congo, DRC, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 4,800 MW 7.31% -3,310 million USD 720 0.34 2
Gourbassi Multipurpose dam, Kedougou, Senegal, updated 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago by internationalri... View 80.0 MW -411,605 thousand USD 180,000 480 200
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 1,600 MW 7.28% -1,292 million USD 220 1.6
Kaleta Hydropower 2, Kaléta, Guinea, updated 1 year ago by internationalri... View 280 MW 15.8% 635,087 thousand USD 300,000 59 3
PH Las Cruces, San Pedro Ixcatán, Mexico, updated 1 year ago by Andres Moreno View 240 MW 1.83% -5,096 million MXN 78,000 22 0.2
Batoka Gorge Dam, Batoka Gorge, updated 1 year 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 1 year ago by internationalri... View 6,000 MW 4.05% -640,111 thousand USD 160,000 28 3
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