Litluvellir ehf. plans to build a 9.8 megawatt hydropower plant, Einbúavirkjun, in Skjálfandafljót in Bárðardalur.

Verkís conducted an environmental impact assessment for Litluvellir ehf. along with preliminary design and a feasibility study.

This is a flow run-of-the-river installation in the land of Kálfborgará and Einbúi in Bárðardalur. The installed power of Einbúavirkjun is close to the criteria for a construction with an  assessment obligation, and the amount of mining due to the project is subject to assessment obligation.

Litluvellir ehf. is of the opinion that the project should be subject to an environmental impact assessment, and that the public and others have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the project and make comments in an open assessment process. The National Planning Agency agreed that Einbúavirkjun should be discussed in the environmental impact assessment.

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Skjálfandafljót, Bárðardalur


9.8 megawatts

Project period:

2018 –


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