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Icelandic Power Plants

Iceland is a pioneer in the use of geothermal energy for space heating. Generating electricity with geothermal energy has increased significantly in recent years. Geothermal power facilities currently generate 25% of the country’s total electricity production. During the course of the 20th century, Iceland went from what was one of Europe’s poorest countries, dependent upon peat and imported coal for its energy, to a country with a high standard of living where practically all stationary energy is derived from renewable resources. In 2014, roughly 85% of primary energy use in Iceland came from indigenous renewable resources. There of 66% was from geothermal.

Source: The Icelandic Energy Authority

Articles in Icelandic Power Plants

Geothermal Works

Tho e, who vi it the northernmo t capital of the world, notice immediately the... more

Ellidaar Power Plants

The fir t idea concerning a hydroelectric power tation in the Ellidaar Valley... more

Gardsa Power Plant

About Gard a Power Plant The town council of Olaf fjordur decided to harne... more

Gonguskardsa Power Plant

River Gongu kard a i a run off river, which pill into the Skaga Bay, ju t... more

Grimsa Power Plant

The National Electric Power Work (RARIK) were licen ed by law to build a 2,000... more

Laxarvatn Power Plant

In 1933 an auxiliary power tation wa built on Lake Laxarvatn a hort di tance... more

Reykjavik Energy

The operation of the Reykjavik Electricity Authority began formally in 1921,... more

Skeidsfoss Power Plant

River Fljotaa ha it ource in the northern mountain of the Ogre ’... more

Smyrlabjargaa Power Plant

River Smyrlabjargaa run through County Sudur veit It mo tly collect run off... more

Bjarnarflag Power Plant

The idea of harne ing the geothermal energy of the Bjarnarflag Area wa fir t... more

Floaveitan – Historic Irrigation

“Floaaveitan” (irrigation) wa built in the year 1918-1927 It covered... more