Hellisheiði Power Station

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Hellisheiði Power Station
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) ON Power
Geothermal power station
Type Flash steam
Wells 50
Max. well depth 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Cogeneration? yes
Thermal power station
Cogeneration? yes
Power generation
Units operational 6 x 45 MW
1 x 33 MW
CHP heating capacity 133 MWt
Nameplate capacity 303 MW

The Hellisheiði Power Station (HGPS) is the third-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 133 MW of hot water[2] for Reykjavik's district heating.[3] HGPS is owned and operated by ON Power.


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. In order to reduce hydrogen sulphide pollution in the capital area a system was added to the plant in 2014 which reinjects non-condensable gases into the ground. [4]


The power plant offers educational tours and presentations about sustainable energy as part of its Geothermal Energy Exhibition.[5]

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