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Electricity statistics update 2015

The Icelandic National Energy Authority (NEA) has published statistics regarding the electricity industry in 2015. You can access the publication in Icelandic on NEA’s website (link to the pdf-file). Here are some of the key numbers:

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TOTAL ELECTRICITY GENERATION:          18,798 GWh (2015)

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ELECTRICITY GENERATION SHARE BY SOURCE:

Hydro Power 13,780 GWh          73%
Geothermal Power     5,003 GWh         27%
Other 15 GWh            0%
Total 18,798 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 third year the NEA publishes data for generated wind power in Iceland. It was 15 GWh (4 GWh by fossil fuels and 11 GWh by wind), which was less than 0.001% of all electricity generated in Iceland in 2015. 

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ELECTRICITY POWER CAPACITY:  

Hydro Power  1,986 MW
Geothermal Power     665 MW
Wind Power         3 MW
Fossil Fuels     117 MW
Total Power Capacity 2,771 MW

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ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION SHARE:

Energy Intensive Industries 77%
General Consumption     18%
Other (losses)     5%
Total 100%

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