Hrauneyjafoss is a 210MW hydro power project. It is located on Tungnaa river/basin in South, Iceland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1981. Buy the profile here.


The project is currently owned by Landsvirkjun hf.

The gross head of the project is 88m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 3 in number. The penstock length is 272m. The penstock diameter is 4.8m. The project generated 1,300 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1981.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 70MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 81.5 MVA.

For more details on Hrauneyjafoss, buy the profile here.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying research used to produce this article.

This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.