Resources – Energy

Iceland‘s main sources of energy are derived almost exclusively from renewable resources: hydroelectric (70%) and geothermal (30%). Of the electricity produced by these sources, approximately 80% is required by industry and the remaining is consumed by householders.

Three geothermal plants supply Húnaþing vestra with hot water which is used exclusively for heating buildings and swimming pools in the area. The municipality is responsible for maintenance and distribution of this hot water, for which users are charged.