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Power Station Inactive, Companies Lack Power

By Iceland Review

Hydroelectric power station Sultartangavirkjun in south Iceland is not producing any electricity due to two severe failures. Repairs could cost about ISK 30 million (USD 476,000, EUR 320,000) and in the meantime buyers may not receive as much electricity as they need.

The lack of electricity could have an impact on the operations of aluminum producers Nordurál and Alcan, who are among the power station’s clients, because according to plan, one of the failures will not be repaired until the end of February and the other until the end of April, Morgunbladid reports.

Power has already been cut to fish processing plants on Reykjanes peninsula, boil plants in the West Fjords and the Westman Islands Heating Facility.

Thorsteinn Hilmarsson, information officer of Landsvirkjun – the National Energy Company, which operates Sultartangavirkjun, the failures are inconvenient and are being worked on with assistance from experts from the manufacturers of the equipment.

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