The Blanda Hydropower Station is a 150 MW hydropower station in the northwest of Iceland. The Station generates approx. 910 GWh for the Landsnet transmission grid. Blanda meets Proven Best Practice on 14 out of the 17 topics assessed.
Energy Generation and
Competing at the international level
Landsvirkjun’s main message to its current and prospective clients has been the availability of energy contracts, under market conditions, with an emphasis on the following factors:
The most competitive prices in Europe
100% renewable energy
Reliable long-term contracts
Today Landsvirkjun offers 12 year, long-term energy contracts at $43/MWh. These terms are amongst the most competitive in the world. Landsvirkjun is active in dynamic marketing abroad. This year the Company took the initiative of inviting potential clients, from energy intensive industry, to assess the option of moving their operations to Iceland and using Landsvirkjun as their energy supplier. Data centers, metallurgical grade silicon metal production and carbon fiber industries were the focus of Landsvirkjun’s marketing efforts.
Proven best practice
In 2013, an assessment of the Blanda Hydropower Station was conducted in accordance with theHydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP).
The results of the assessment show that Blanda meets Proven Best Practice on 14 out of 17 topics assessed using the Protocol. The protocol assessed 17 differing topics, pertaining to the operation of Blanda, in order to assess the sustainability of the hydropower project when compared with international standards.Landsvirkjun will use the experience of the assessment to do even better in other areas of operations and to support the sustainable use of natural resources.