As a result, the Sultartangi Station is off the grid and the power production capacity of the Landsvirkjun stations in the south of Iceland is considerably less than usual under normal conditions. Owing to transmission limitations in the transmission systems of Landsnet, it has proved impossible to utilise the full power production capacity of Fljótsdalur Station. As a result, Landsnet and Landsvirkjun have had to impose limits on the delivery of non-secure electricity to public utilities and on surplus power to large-scale industries in south and west Iceland during peak hours. The limitations, however, are not substantial, and the general user will not notice.
The situation will remain like this until at least the first machine at Sultartangi is brought on-line at the end of February. Clients in north and east Iceland, on the other hand, should enjoy full delivery of electricity.
An investigation is currently underway to discover the reason for the breakdowns. It is suspected that they can be attributed to design criteria or the connection of the transformers to the high-voltage transmission lines near the station.