Landsvirkjun

Hydro and geothermal stations

Landsvirkjun operates 16 power stations all over Iceland, in five areas of operation. In operating power stations, emphasis is placed on a holistic vision, where prudence, reliability and harmony of the operations with the environment and society are the guiding principles.

Iceland generates 99% of its energy from renewable hydroelectric and geothermal sources. Landsvirkjun generates three fourths of this energy from hydroelectric power and geothermal energy. Landsvirkjun is one of the largest producers of renewable energy in Europe and its total electricity generation in 2011 was 12,485 GWh.

Power Stations

Bjarnarflag

1969 • Geothermal

Capacity

3 MW

Generated

18 GWh/year

Blanda

1991 • Hydropower

Capacity

150 MW

Generated

990 GWh/year

Búðarháls

2014 • Hydropower

Capacity

95 MW

Generated

585 GWh/year

Búrfell

1972 • Hydropower

Capacity

270 MW

Generated

2.300 GWh/year

Fljótsdalur

2007 • Hydropower

Capacity

690 MW

Generated

5.000 GWh/year

Hrauneyjafoss

1981 • Hydropower

Capacity

210 MW

Generated

1.300 GWh/year

Írafoss

1953 • Hydropower

Capacity

48 MW

Generated

236 GWh/year

Krafla

1977 • Geothermal Power

Capacity

60 MW

Generated

500 GWh/year

Laxá I

1939 • Hydropower

Capacity

5 MW

Generated

3 GWh/year

Laxá II

1953 • Hydropower

Capacity

9 MW

Generated

78 GWh/year

Laxá III

1973 • Hydropower

Capacity

13,5 MW

Generated

92 GWh/year

Ljósafoss

1937 • Hydropower

Capacity

16 MW

Generated

105 GWh/year

Sigalda

1978 • Hydropower Station

Capacity

150 MW

Generated

920 GWh/year

Steingrímsstöð

1959 • Hydropower

Capacity

27 MW

Generated

122 GWh/year

Sultartangi

1999 • Hydropower

Capacity

120 MW

Generated

1.020 GWh/year

Vatnsfell

2001 • Hydropower

Capacity

90 MW

Generated

490 GWh/year