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Svartsengi Power Plant

Constructed in six phases from 1974 to 2008

  • Installed capacity

    75 MWe

    Installed capacity of Svartengi Power Plant is 75 MWe

  • Annual production

    648 GWh

    Annual electricity production

  • Geothermal energy

    190 MWth

    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.

Svartsengi Og Eldgos