Brúarvirkjun is a run-of-river hydroelectric facility located on the Tungufljót River in Southwest Iceland approximately 110 km east of Reykjavík. The project will have a 9.9 MW nameplate and high capacity factor, generating an estimated 82,500 MWh of energy annually.

The project will include a concrete intake structure, 1.7 km-long penstock and concrete powerhouse with steel superstructure housing two 4.45 MW turbine generators.

The project will interconnect to the local transmission provider through a 31 km-long 33 kV transmission line.

HS Orka hf. sells power to a number of commercial and retail customers including power sold under long-term PPAs with Landsvirkjun, Norðurál and Advania ehf.  The long-term contracts with Landsvirkjun and Norðurál expire in 2019 and 2026 respectively.

Energy Hydroelectricity
StatusIn construction
PPA Expiration-
Capacity - Gross (MW)9.9
Innergex participation (%)54
PartnerJarovarmi (33%) & Fork (13%)


The Brúarvirkjun construction project is owned by HS Orka hf.  HS Orka hf. is owned by Magma Energy Sweden A.B. (53.9%), Jarðvarmi slhf (33.4%) and Fagfjárfestasjóðurinn ORK (12.7%).