Iceland 2013 Day 4
Sep 30, 2013Public
Photo: Our bus tour charter
Photo: Model of site of Hellisheiði Power Plant - the second largest geothermal power station in the world, and the largest in Iceland.
Photo: Aerial view of Hellisheiði Power Plant. Main building where we visited is bottom center.
Photo: The Hellisheiði Power Station is located in Hengill, southwest Iceland.
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Photo: Aerial view of Hellisheiði Power Plant. Note that the pipes (top center) carrying hot water from the plant are angled to allow for expansion.
Photo: Main enterance to Hellisheiði Power Plant.
Photo: Stone wall in the parking lot
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Photo: Second floor above the main entrance
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Photo: Diagram of power generation at Hellisheiði Power Plant. The plant produces both hot water, which is piped to Reykjavík, and electricity.
Photo: Display with dated statistics. Current statistics: The plant now has a capacity of 303 megawatts of electricity and 400 megawatts of hot water.
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Photo: Map showing thermal areas in Iceland. (The color red, on the rift, shows the most intense thermal areas.)
Photo: Building housing turbines and generators at Hellisheiði Power Station.
Photo: 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.
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Photo: The "back yard" of the plant, containing cooling towers and hot water distribution piping.
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