Djúpadalsvirkjun small hydropower plant

The Djúpadalsvirkjun small hydropower plant is located in Eyjafjörður in North Iceland.

The project includes a 1.8 MW hydroelectric power plant in the Djúpadalsá river in NE Iceland. The project is a run-of-a-river scheme. The dam/spillway is a 5 m high concrete structure, with bottom outlet, associated gate and control mechanism and the intake canal, excavated in rock, is 280 m long and up to 10 m deep. Penstock is 900 m long, made of fiber reinforced plastic pipes, 1400 mm in diameter. The powerhouse will have two turbines, each capable of producing 0.9 MW.

Djúpadalsvirkjun smávirkjun -

Technical data: 
Client: Fallorka 
Installed capacity: 2 MW 
Turbines: 2 Francis units, horizontal axis 
Gross head: 53 m 
Harnessed discharge: 4,4 m³/s 
Annual energy production: 27 GWh 
Concrete dam: Height 3,5 m and crest length of 20m 
Headrace canal: 350m 
Penstock: ø1,4 m; length 800 m 
Powerhouse L/W/H: 13/7,6/8 m 


Project design, design of spillway, bottom outlet, intake canal, intake, penstock and powerhouse.


2 MW 
Installed capacity
2 Francis  units 
Gross head