Svartsengi geothermal power plant is a power plant just about 34 years old and is situated on Reykjanes. It is owned by the local communities in the SuĂ°urnes. From Svartsengi the geothermal energy is harnessed for the area. The waste water from the plant work is best known as the Blue lagoon which is definitely one of the most famous tourist attraction in Iceland.

The Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant is a geothermal power station located in Keflavik, Iceland, near the KeflavĂ­k International Airport at the Reykjanes Peninsula. As of December 2007, it produces 76.5 MW of energy, and about 475 litres/second of 90 °C (194 °F) hot water (ca. 80 MW). Surplus mineral rich water from the plant fills up the Blue Lagoon, a tourist bathing resort.

Svartsengi Power Station

The Blue Lagoon with the power station in the background.
Location Keflavik, Iceland
63°52′44″N 22°25′58″W / 63.87889°N 22.43278°W / 63.87889; -22.43278Coordinates: 63°52′44″N 22°25′58″W / 63.87889°N 22.43278°W / 63.87889; -22.43278
Owner HS Orka
Status Completed
Fuel Geothermal
Installed capacity 76.5 MW
Commissioned 1976