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Iceland Power Production History
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First use of geothermal energy
Icelanders use their surroundings to ease daily activities
The first hydropower plant was constructed in Iceland
First geothermal hot water pipe
Geothermal heat used to wash and bathe
Iceland gets a solid power grid
A larger power station (Ellidaár) was opened
Drilling holes to get hot water became common
Electricity became widespread and used by all
Over 530 small power plants had been built nationwide.
The first power station to reach 10 MW was built
A even bigger power station was built for the industrial sector producing 210 MW
The first steam turbines were built to generate electricity
Five hydro power plants and reservoirs were built in the central and south highlands.
Construction begins on the sinking of production wells
A new steam energy power station begins production and pumps excess water into the "Blue Lagoon"
A geothermal power plant was created to produce hot water for public use
The first power project entirely designed and consrtucted by Icelanders was finished
A power project began that was criticised for its negative environmental impacts.
The European union called for the separation of energy production and energy transmission.
The biggest power station in Iceland was opened
The ownership of Landsvirkjun changed to the state
The first wind turbine erected.
Another hydropower station (95 MW) was built
The power production reports for Iceland go digital
Electric lights became common
Electric appliances became common in households
A main power grid is created connecting all power systems around the country
Earthquakes caused by volcano reduce steam generation but does not damage anything
The third largest power station is created
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