Hellisheiði Power Station

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Hellisheiði Power Station
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Hellisheiði Power Station is located in Iceland
Hellisheiði Power Station
Location of Hellisheiði Power Station
Country Iceland
Location Hengill
Coordinates 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083Coordinates: 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083
Status Operational
Commission date 2006
Owner(s) Orkuveita Reykjavíkur
Geothermal power station
Type Flash steam
Wells 50
Max. well depth 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Power generation
Units operational 6 x 45 MW
1 x 33 MW
Nameplate capacity 303
Thermal capacity 400 MWth
Cogeneration? yes

The Hellisheiði Power Station is the largest geothermal power station in the world.[1] The facility is located in Hengill, southwest Iceland, 11 km (7 mi) from the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station. The plant has a capacity of 303 MW of electricity and 400 MW of hot water.[2]

History[edit]

Electricity production with two 45 MW turbines commenced in 2006. In 2007, an additional low pressure steam turbine of 33 MW was added. In 2008, two 45 MW turbines were added with steam from Skarðsmýrarfjall Mountain. The hot water plant was introduced in 2010 and the last two high pressure 45 MW turbines were added in 2011.

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The power plant offers educational tours and presentations about sustainable energy as part of its Geothermal Energy Exhibition.[3]

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