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The Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station (NGPS) is the second-largest geothermal power station in Iceland. NGPS produces approximately 120 MW of electrical power; it also delivers around 1,100 litres (290 US gal) of hot water (82-85 °C) per second, servicing the space heating and hot water needs of the Capital Region.
Plans for utilizing the Nesjavellir area for geothermal power and water heating began in 1947, when some boreholes were drilled to evaluate the area's potential for power generation. Research continued from 1965 to 1986. In 1987, the construction of the plant began, and the cornerstone was laid in May 1990.
This mom walked down to the mailbox while we were looking at Eyjafjallajokull Volcano behind the clouds. We had a decent weather day and could not see the top. I think it is a rare day that it is in full view.
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