Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Hydropower Country Notes
Bolivia has a considerable hydro potential, its technically feasible potential being assessed at 126 TWh/yr, of which 50 TWh/yr is considered to be economically exploitable. Only a minute proportion of the potential has been harnessed so far - 2005 hydro capacity was 458 MW, with an output of about 1.4 TWh.
According to the Hydropower & Dams World Atlas 2006, 90 MW of additional hydro capacity was under construction at the end of 2005, mainly comprising the Rio Taquesi project (83.5 MW). The approximately 700 MW of hydro capacity planned included new plants at San José (126 MW), Misicuni (120 MW) and Palillada (80 MW), as well as the updating of several existing HPPs.