Hraun Power Plant

Hraun Area

- Hraun Power Plant

In light of published research permits by the National Energy Authority and already planned organizational changes of individual municipalities there is considerable pressure to exploit the last wilderness area in the highlands of East Iceland, commonly referred to as the Hraun area. Unlike surrounding areas, such as Hálslón reservoir and Hraunaveita diversion, both relating to the enormous Kárahjúkar Power Plant, the Hraun area has not been exploited for power production. There are two power proposals in the Hraun area. One is a very large power plant - Hraun Power Plant (126 MW) - and the other involves many "small" power plants, all falling below 10 MW and therefore they would not need an environmental assessment.

Photo © Andrés Skúlason

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