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 at Hellisheiði Power Plant
The geothermal energy exhibition is a state-of-the-art look into the harnessing of geothermal energy in Iceland.