Reykjanes Power Station

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Reykjanes Power Station
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Reykjanes Power Station
Official nameReykjanesvirkjun
Coordinates63°49′35″N 22°40′55″W / 63.82639°N 22.68194°W / 63.82639; -22.68194Coordinates: 63°49′35″N 22°40′55″W / 63.82639°N 22.68194°W / 63.82639; -22.68194
Commission dateMay 2006
Construction costUS$100 million
Owner(s)HS Orka
Geothermal power station
TypeDry steam
Min. source temp.290 °C (550 °F)
Max. well depth2,700 m (8,900 ft)
Power generation
Units operational2 × 50 MW
Nameplate capacity100 MWe
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

The Reykjanes Power Station (known as Reykjanesvirkjun) is a geothermal power station located in Reykjanes at the southwestern tip of Iceland.

As of 2012, the power plant generates 100MWe from two 50MWe turbines, using steam and brine from a reservoir at 290 °C to 320 °C, which is extracted from 12 wells that are 2700m deep. This is the first time that geothermal steam of such high temperature has been used for electrical generation.[1]

The power plant is open to the public and houses the Power Plant Earth interpretative exhibition.

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  1. ^ "Reykjanes Geothermal Power Plant". Power Technology. Retrieved 20 July 2020.

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