Vatnsfell Power Station

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Vatnsfell Power Station
Vatnsfell Power Station is located in Iceland
Vatnsfell Power Station
Location of Vatnsfell Power Station in Iceland
Country Iceland
Location Highlands of Iceland
Coordinates 64°11′46″N 19°01′57″W / 64.196203°N 19.032636°W / 64.196203; -19.032636Coordinates: 64°11′46″N 19°01′57″W / 64.196203°N 19.032636°W / 64.196203; -19.032636
Status Operational
Construction began 1999
Opening date 2001
Dam and spillways
Impounds Harnessed river
Height 30 m (98 ft)
Length 730 m (2,395 ft)
Spillways 2
Spillway type penstock
Creates Lake Thórisvatn
Catchment area 2,833 km2 (1,094 sq mi)
Power station
Operator(s) Landsvirkjun
Commission date 2001
Hydraulic head 67 m (220 ft)
Turbines 2 x 45 MW
Installed capacity 90 MW

Vatnsfell is an Icelandic hydroelectric power station situated in the Highlands of Iceland, at the south end of lake Þórisvatn, just before the Sprengisandur highland road.

The power station went online in 2001. It is run by Landsvirkjun and generates electricity during the peak demand winter months. The installed capacity is 90 MW, and the head is 67 metres (220 ft).[1] Lead engineering services were provided by Mannvit Engineering.[2]


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