Bjarni Már Júlíusson
Managing Director of Marketing
Managing Director of Operations and Planning
Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant is situated in the Hengill area in SW Iceland and provides electricity and hot water for space heating in the industrial and domestic sectors. Production capacity is 303 MW electricity and 133 MW thermal energy. Geothermal activity in the Hengill system is connected with three volcanic systems. At least three volcanic eruptions have occurred in the Hengill area in the last 11,000 years, the most recent being 2,000 years ago. The Hengill system is part of the wider Hengill region, which covers 112 square kilometers and is one of the most extensive geothermal areas in Iceland.
The geothermal energy exhibition is a state-of-the-art look into the harnessing of geothermal energy in Iceland.
Nesjavellir geothermal plant generates electricity and hot water by utilizing geothermal water and steam. The plant output is 120 MWe and 300 MWt/1800 liters per second.The construction of the geothermal power station was started in 1987 and completed in 1990. Like the rest of the Hengill area, Nesjavellir is popular for recreational activities and boasts an outdoors area with marked hiking and riding trails. Archaeological finds and other historical cultural artifacts have been registered at a total of 375 sites at Nesjavellir and Ölfusvatn. Two hikers' shelters, open to everyone have been built in the Hengill area.