The plant is located on one of the major high temperature areas of the Reykjanes Peninsula. The Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant produces electricity and supplies the Reykjanes Area with hot water for house heating as well as providing perfectly clean 37-39°c discharge wate to the famous Blue Lagoon. The Svartsengi power plant is the first geothermal power plant in the world to combine generation of electricity and production of hot water for district heating. Today, the total production capacity of the Svartsengi Power Plant is 75 MWe and 150 MWth. The Power Plant in Svartsengi has been developed in 6 successive phases since 1978.
Source: Visitreykjanes.is and Verkis.is