Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Nesjavellir-Geothermal-Plant-in-Iceland-27MZIFI378HA.htmlConceptually similarNesjavellir Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A2ACompleted★★★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A24Completed★★★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A25Completed★★★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A26Completed★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A28Completed★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A2MCompleted★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A27Completed★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A1ZCompleted★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A20Completed★★★★View AllGP02A2BNesjavellir Geothermal Plant in IcelandNesjavellir Geothermal Plant generates electricity and hot water by utilizing geothermal water and steam. It is the second largest geothermal power station in Iceland. The station produces approximately 120MW of electrical power, and delivers around 1,800 litres (480 US gal) of hot water per second, servicing the hot water needs of the Greater Reykjavik Area. The facility is located 177 m (581 ft) above sea level in the southwestern part of the country, near the Hengill Volcano.Locations:Hengill Volcano-Iceland-Northern Europe-ReykjanesDate:6 Dec, 2010Credit:© Steve Morgan / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3744px X 5616pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Cold-Copy space-Evening-Geothermal energy-Geothermal power stations-Industrial buildings-Industrial landscapes-Industries-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Snow-Steam-SunsetsShoot:Icelandic Geothermal Power PlantsGeothermal resources have been used for over 70 years in Iceland. Reykjanes is a peninsula and a volcanic system situated at the south-western end of Iceland, near the capital of Reykjavík. The geothermal area at Reykjanes is located on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, formed by plate tectonics that are moving in separate directions. That gives high geothermal energy, with the Reykjanes area being where the plate boundary of the Reykjanes Ridge comes on land. The area is about 2km2 in size. Iceland's power supply went from 75% imported coal to more than 80% local geothermal and hydro in 30 years. Iceland has a goal to be a carbon-free and oil-free country by 2050. Geothermal power generation causes virtually no pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. It's also quiet, and extremely reliable. Unfortunately, even in many countries with abundant geothermal reserves, this proven renewable energy source is being massively under utilised.