The National Power
Company of Iceland
Water is stored for supply in the Þórisvatn, Hágöngulón and Kvíslaveita Storage Reservoirs. The Þjórsá and Tungnaá water system is characterised by the fact that each reservoir connects to the next and between reservoirs, there are power stations utilising the falling water to generate power.
The Búðarháls Power Station is part of a large-scale supply system in the Þjórsá and Tungnaá water catchment area which overall generates approx. 6,250 GWhr of energy annually. Locating the new station within this area meant less disruption than developing a power project in a new area. All aggregates for concrete work were available from sources in close proximity to the station and older quarries were utilised. These factors ensure efficiency in operations.
PWC awards Landsvirkjun with the Gold Standard for wage equality
Landsvirkjun’s policy is to secure gender equality and to offer equal opportunities, without discrimination. The results of the 2013 PWC audit showed that the fixed salary rate for women is generally slightly higher than that of men, whereas the overall salary is slightly higher for men. The Gold Standard was awarded to Landsvirkjun as PWC found the gender wage difference at Landsvirkjun to be only 1.6%. The difference is well below the 3.5% requirement set out by PWC, in order to achieve the Gold Standard.