RARIK and Landsvirkjun apply for research permit
20. November 2008
The companies have jointly undertaken investigations in this area since 2002 and they have now apply formally for a research permit in a letter dated 17 November 2008. No permits were needed for hydropower investigations until legislation was changed in 2006.
Harnessing options in these rivers were discussed in the first stage of the framework programme. They were categorised there as belonging to Environmental Category A (Hólmsá Power Plant) and Environmental Category B (Skaftá Power Plant).
When the second stage of the framework programme is completed in the latter part of 2009, the companies hope that it will be possible to continue investigations into power production in this area.