Reykjavik Energy
Sudurlandsbraut 34
IS-108 Reykjavik
Iceland

Tel. + 354 585 6000
Fax + 354 581 4485

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Reykjavik Energy operates the world's largest and most sophisticated geothermal district-heating system, an electricity distribution network and a water distribution system that meets the most demanding international standards for the quality of water and its environment. The area serviced by Reykjavik Energy reaches from Kjalarnes northwest of the capital and all the way south to Hafnarfjordur, an area where more than half the nation's population lives.

Ellidaar -a salmon fishing river.
The Pearl of Reykjavik.

Iceland has the enviable distinction of having an abundancy of renewable indigenous energy resources. To improve and increase its services, Reykjavik Energy is now exploring new possibilities in its field, among them drilling test-holes underneath Mount Hengill and overseeing the construction of a new geothermal heating utility in the communities of Grimsnes and Grafningur. All development in the energy market points to fewer but larger energy utilities in the future. In anticipation of this, Reykjavik Energy wanted to open new possibilities for utilizing existing investment in the electricity distribution system over and above its original function. One of the company's first projects was to form Lína.Net, a company providing data-transmission via fibre optics and via the electricity transmission network itself. Soon the so-called "powerline" will be a reality in the Greater Reykjavik area, ensuring numerous homes a constant connection to the Internet in a fast, reliable and affordable fashion. Dealing with new developments in all sections of the energy market will be Reykjavik Energy's top priority in the coming years, in order to protect the company's interests as well as those of its clients.

Nesjavellir -geothermal plant.
Nesjavellir, biggest geothermal power plant in Iceland.

The geothermal power station at Nesjavellir, 20 km outside Reykjavík, began co-generation of 60MW of electricity alongside the hot water production which has been taking place at the plant since 1990, to achieve even more efficient harnessing of its eco-friendly geothermal resources. A contract has since been signed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, in 1999, for the purchase of turbines for a possible expansion by up to 30 MW. Nesjavellir power station welcomes some 15,000 visitors a year who learn about its operations and enjoy the dramatic natural surroundings of this high-temperature geothermal field.

Oskjuhlid and the pearl.
Strokur and Perlan.

The citizens of Reykjavik have an easy access to plentiful clean and uncontaminated water supplies from the cold spring area Gvendarbrunnar in the municipal conservation area Heidmork.

Reykjavik city at night.
We supply the energy.

Ellidaar (Ellida river) is sometimes called "the Pearl of Reykjavik", one of the world's cleanest salmon river flowing through a capital city. Each year the salmon season opens with the Mayor of Reykjavik catching the first salmon in Ellidaar, which has proven itself a fine salmon river, rarely yielding fewer than 1100 fish on 4 to 6 rods per day per 90-day season.

Energy plant for education.
We welcome visitors.

Ellidaar (Ellida river) is sometimes called "the Pearl of Reykjavik", one of the world's cleanest salmon river flowing through a capital city. Each year the salmon season opens with the Mayor of Reykjavik catching the first salmon in Ellidaar, which has proven itself a fine salmon river, rarely yielding fewer than 1100 fish on 4 to 6 rods per day per 90-day season.
In 1990 Reykjavík Energy opened the Municipal Energy Museum on Rafstodvarvegur (Power Station Road) in the Ellidaar Valley opposite to the Ellidaar Power Station, dating from 1921. The museum's main goal is to depict the history of the electrification of the capital, folk history and technical development in Iceland.

Engergy plant to visit.
Inside one of our plants.

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