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new hpp in geysir country to commence operations

No other country in the world produces more electricity from hydropower per capita than Iceland. The island at the junction between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates is ...

... one of the world’s absolute hotspots for hydropower. Iceland has recently acquired yet another powerful small-scale hydropower plant. Just a few weeks ago, in the south-west of the country, in the geyser region of Haukadalur, a plant started operating which had to satisfy very demanding requirements from both an ecological and a technical point of view. The power plant was fitted out by Voith Hydro Austria. The two Francis spiral turbines from Lower Austria, which were designed with a number of technical specifications, achieve a bottleneck output of 9.9 MW. In a normal year, the new Brúarvirkjun power plant supplies around 86 GWh of clean electricity which is fed via a nearby transformer station into Iceland's 33 kV grid.


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