Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Iceland: Innovative Construction of Theistareykir Geothermal Power Plant

Landsvirkjun: Iceland’s energy answer comes naturally (Nordic Investment Bank)

The Theistareykir Power Plant is the first geothermal power plant to be assessed under new Geothermal Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

(Courtesy Landsvirkjun)
Some 27 kilometres south of the town of Húsavik in Northern Iceland, in an area called Theistareykir, the country’s largest electricity producer Landsvirkjun has now inaugurated a new geothermal power station.

The new plant has a total capacity of 90 MW, and was constructed in two 45 MW phases. The first turbine was installed and set in commercial operation last November, with the second turbine following this April. The plant will mainly cover the electricity demand of local industry and the municipalities of Húsavik and Akureyri.

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