Orkuveita Reykjavíkur´s (OR) experience running a geothermal heating utility dates back to the 1940s. The current, domestic project is the Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant
, a CH-plant (combined heat and power) in the Hengill geothermal field, located 20 miles outside of Reykjavík. The Hellisheiði Plant currently produces 213 MW of electricity. A complete plant will produce 303 MW of electricity and 400 MW of thermal energy (hot water).
Geothermal Power Plants
OR participates in the Carb-Fix
project which purpose is to develop methods to safely store CO2
as solid calcium carbonate in basaltic rock. OR also participates in the International-Deep-Drilling-Project
, along with other Icelandic energy companies.