The Hellisheiði Power Station is the largest geothermal power station in the world. 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. It is the largest geothermal power station in Iceland, in terms of installed capacity.
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.
The power plant offers educational tours and presentations about sustainable energy as part of its Geothermal Energy Exhibition.
Time: 2 hours