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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 – Photo: www.pixabay.com)

Articles in Icelandic Power Plants

Gardsa Power Plant

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

Gonguskardsa Power Plant

About Gongu kard a Power Plant River Gongu kard a i a run off river, which... more

Grimsa Power Plant

About Grim a Power Plant The National Electric Power Work (RARIK) were... more

Laxarvatn Power Plant

About Laxarvatn Power Plant In 1933 an auxiliary power tation wa built on... more

Reykjavik Energy

About Reykjavik Energy The operation of the Reykjavik Electricity Authority... more

Skeidsfoss Power Plant

About Skeid fo Power Plant River Fljotaa ha it ource in the northern... more

Smyrlabjargaa Power Plant

About Smyrlabjargaa Power Plant River Smyrlabjargaa run through County... more