Svartsengi Power Plant
Constructed in six phases from 1974 to 2008
Installed capacity of Svartengi Power Plant is 75 MWe
Annual electricity production
The power plant in Svartsengi produces 190 MW of geothermal energy. The power plant provides hot water to all of the Suðurnes peninsula
Svartsengi commenced electricity production in 1976 using geothermal energy. It was Iceland’s first power plant to join together electricity production and energy production for the heating of houses. The plant was built in six stages, the largest of which, Plant 5, began operating in 1999 with a 30 MW turbine as well as a thermal power installation producing hot water at a rate of 240 l/sec. In December 2007, the sixth stage, Plant 6, began operating. This is only for electricity production and the installed capacity is 33 MW. In 2015, hot water production at Svartsengi was increased to meet increasing demand.