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Electricity Statistics Update 2014

The Icelandic National Energy Authority (NEA) has published statistics regarding the electricity industry in 2014. You can access the publication in Icelandic and English on NEA’s website (link to the pdf-file in English). Here are some of the key numbers:

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TOTAL ELECTRICITY GENERATION:          18,122 GWh (2014)

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ELECTRICITY GENERATION SHARE BY SOURCE:

Hydro Power 12,873 GWh          71%
Geothermal Power     5,239 GWh         29%
Other 10 GWh            0%
Total 18,122 GWh        100%

NB: Electricity generated by wind power and fossil fuels was to small amount to be measured as a percentage on the scale of this table. This is the second year the NEA publishes data for generated wind power in Iceland. It was 8 GWh, which was less than 0.001% of all electricity generated in Iceland in 2014. 

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ELECTRICITY POWER CAPACITY:  

Hydro Power  1,986 MW
Geothermal Power     665 MW
Wind Power         3 MW
Fossil Fuels     106 MW
Total Power Capacity 2,760 MW

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ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION SHARE:

Energy Intensive Industries 77%
General Consumption     17%
Other (losses)     5%
Total 99%

NB: In its report for 2014, NEA does not explain what happened to 1% of the electricity.

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You will find more Icelandic energy data in our special data-section.

 

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