Iceland- Small Power Plants changing local societies

In Iceland there are great opportunities to use geothermal water, but now people are pushing for smaller power plants. Therefore, Climeon’s small modules fit well, they won’t harm the environment and you can always move them, says Ingvar Gardarsson, Chairman of the Board of Varmaorka.

In Iceland there are great opportunities to use geothermal water, but the people here have gotten tired of large power plants. Therefore, Climeon’s small modules fit well, they won’t harm the environment and you can always move them, says Ingvar Gardarsson, Chairman of the Board of Varmaorka.

The 197 Heat Power modules will be installed as geothermal heat power plants in about twenty locations in Iceland. Since the transmission network in Iceland is not comprehensive, there is a need for local power plants to ensure a stable electricity supply in some parts of the country.

By building small and distributed power plants, Varmaorka makes it possible for smaller municipalities, communities and industries to use locally produced renewable electricity in their daily operations. – This is a good opportunity for us to contribute to society. If we can supply locally produced renewable electricity, we create opportunities for small business owners to operate greenhouses or other businesses that attract people to the countryside, says Ingvar Gardarsson. In November 2018, Varmaorka’s first geothermal power plant produced its first kilowatt of electricity.

Since then, Climeon and Varmaorka have worked together to optimize all parts of the power plant. In March 2019, Varmaorka approved the facility at a socalled site acceptance test where the capacity of the Heat Power modules and Climeon’s control system were tested.

– Now that we have the first site up and running we can take the learnings from this site and roll out more small-scale geothermal power plants at a higher speed, concludes Ingvar Gardarsson.