SSB Orka is working on the preparation of up to 9.8 MW hydropower plant in Svartá in Bárðardalur, as well as the laying of an electric cable.

Verkís worked on the environmental impact assessment of Svartárvirkjun for SSB Orka.

Svartárvirkjun falls under the Environmental Impact Assessment Act no. 106/2000, according to Article 6 and item 3.22 in the 1st Annex. The electric cable falls under item 10.21 in the 1st Annex. The National Planning Agency issued a decision on February 18, 2016, that the power plant should be subject to an environmental impact assessment, and the agency’s decision on a proposal for an assessment plan is from September 6, 2016.

A preliminary assessment report was submitted to the Planning Agency in September 2017, and the presentation and comment process for it ended on October 23, 2017.

Technical information




9.8 megawatts

Project period:

2017 –


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