Latest Post:Finding 20% IRR Sites on a 5-cent Tariff
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HYDRODESK
Simulate Hydropower Feasibility Anywhere In The World, Straight From Your Desk.
Why HydroDesk?
With HydroDesk, you can generate thousands of Pre-Feasibility Studies across an entire country. You can then shortlist the highest performing sites (e.g. exceeds 40% IRR) and advance them to the next stage.
This gives you the ability to allocate more risk to the most difficult portions of your project such as permitting and geotechnical investigations. It also frees up your team's resources to focus on advanced projects further down the pipeline.
HydroDesk vs. Typical Workflow
Development Cycle Over 12 Months
Cost
Time
Returns
Risk
Cost for 10 Pre FS
HydroDesk

Fixed Price

Unlimited Studies

Contracted $100k to $300k
Time per Pre FS
HydroDesk 30 minutes
Contracted 2 - 4 Weeks
Find High IRR Sites
HydroDesk High Chance
Contracted Low
Development Risk
HydroDesk Choose 5 of 1,000
Contracted Choose 2 of 10
HYDRODESK Contracted
Cost for 10 Pre FS

Fixed Price

Unlimited Studies

$100-300k
Time per Pre FS 30 minutes 2-4 weeks
Find High IRR Sites High Chance Low
Development Risk Choose 5 of 1,000 Choose 2 of 10
Find a 20% IRR Site on a 5-Cent Tariff
Read our 20% IRR on 5-Cents article series to get a detailed overview of HydroDesk:
Features
River Slopes
Discover high head locations. Find waterfa lls and eliminate flat rivers.
Catchment Areas
Get catchment area and land use characteristics within seconds by simply drawing a dam crest.
Inundations
Get inundation area and volume based on dam height. Review environmental and social impact both upstream and downstream of dam.
Rainfall
Multiple global rainfall datasets going back two decades.
Discharge
Typical meteorological year discharge estimates of all rivers in the world.
Optimum Access Roads
Permutate millions of potential access roads in seconds and find the best path up and down hills.
Financial Modelling
Multiple component tariffs, EPC cost overruns, macroeconomic effects, complex loan structures, sensitivity analysis and many more.
Design Flow Optimization
Optimize your Qd and dam height for your project. Fully iterative solver using Equity IRR as optimization target. Even penstock diameters get optimized automatically!
Earth Works Editor
Potentially your biggest cost and risk: cutting and filling earth. Modify and adjust cut-fill characteristics for every single project structure.
Bill of Quantities and CAPEX
Fundamental ground up civil cost estimations of your largest components. Derived from global unit cost averages of concrete, steel, labour and transport.