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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

Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant

Exploration and Planning started already in 1947 and was continued for two... more

Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant

The plant is located on one of the major high temperature areas of the... more

Geothermal Works

Those, who visit the northernmost capital of the world, notice immediately the... more

Ellidaar Power Plants

The first ideas concerning a hydroelectric power station in the Ellidaar Valley... more

Gardsa Power Plant

About Gardsa Power Plant The town council of Olafsfjordur decided to harness... more

Gonguskardsa Power Plant

River Gonguskardsa is a run off river, which spills into the Skaga Bay, just... more

Grimsa Power Plant

The National Electric Power Works (RARIK) were licensed by law to build a 2,000... more

Laxarvatn Power Plant

In 1933 an auxiliary power station was built on Lake Laxarvatn a short distance... more

Reykjavik Energy

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

Skeidsfoss Power Plant

River Fljotaa has its sources in the northern mountains of the Ogres’... more

Smyrlabjargaa Power Plant

River Smyrlabjargaa runs through County Sudursveit It mostly collects run off... more

Bjarnarflag Power Plant

The idea of harnessing the geothermal energy of the Bjarnarflag Area was first... more

Floaveitan – Historic Irrigation

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