Landsvirkjun

Steingrímsstöd Power Station

The Steingrímsstöd Station is the third station built in the River Sog area. The station harnesses the head where the Upper Sog drains from Lake Thingvallavatn into Lake Úlfljótsvatn. A dam was built at the outflow of Lake Thingvallavatn, with the headrace tunnel running through Dráttarhlíd, which separates Lake Thingvallavatn and Lake Úlfljótsvatn, and into an open-air surgepond above the powerhouse. The outflow from Lake Thingvallavatn is on average approximately 100 m3/s.

The station came on-line in 1959, and the installed capacity is 27 MW.

13,5 MW
Hydropower
13,5 MW
13,5 MW
Hydropower
13,5 MW
270 MW
27 MW
Installed capacity
2 x 13,5 MW
2 Kaplan turbines
122 GWh p.a.
Generation capacity
20,5 m
Head
150 m3/s
Maximum flow
1959
Brought online

Catchment Area

Specifications

Steingrímsstöð
Vatnasvið: 1000 km2
Fallhæð: 27 m
Afl: 27 MW
Hönnun: E. Pihl & Søn, Danmörku
  Almenna byggingafélagið
  Verklegar framkvæmdir
Helstu Verktakar: E. Pihl & Søn, Danmörku
  Almenna byggingafélagið
  Verklegar framkvæmdir
Framleiðendur hverfla og rafala
Hverflar: Maschinenfabrik B. Maier A.G., Vestur Þýskalandi
Rafalar: ASEA, Svíþjóð