EN­ERGY BOOST

BC Business Magazine - - TMI -

Ice­land pro­duces nearly all of its elec­tric­ity through re­new­able en­ergy, mainly hy­dro and geo­ther­mal power. The Hvalá hy­dro plant pro­posed by Al­terra Power's Ice­landic sub­sidiary would sat­isfy the coun­try's elec­tric­ity needs for the next three years.

COST: $200 mil­lion ES­TI­MATED CON­STRUC­TION: 2018-22 CA­PAC­ITY: 55 megawatts, enough elec­tric­ity for about 10,000 West­fjords res­i­dents AN­NUAL POWER PRO­DUC­TION: 340 gi­gawatt hours ALU­MINUM IN­DUS­TRY'S SHARE OF ICE­LAND'S ELEC­TRIC­ITY CON­SUMP­TION: 71% RES­I­DEN­TIAL ELEC­TRIC­ITY CON­SUMP­TION: 5%

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