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The Power Supply System

The Power Supply System

SEV is the main power supplier in the Faroe Islands. We operate on 17 of the 18 islands that constitute the Faroe Islands. Isolated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands need to be self sufficient in terms of electricity generation as the Faroese electrical grid is not interconnected to neighbouring countries.

SEV operates six hydro power plants, three thermal power plants, three wind farms and one solar power plant. Furthermore, external suppliers operate one wind farm and one biomass plant.

Total installed capacity in the Faroe Islands is 163 MW and total power generation in 2019 was 386 GWh. Max demand was 63.1 MW in November 2020.

In 2018, 49%  of power generation came from renewable sources, i.e. hydro and wind power, respectively. In 2015, 59.4% of total power generation was from renewable resources, i.e. hydro, wind and solar, respectively.

In October 2020, bio mass production was added to the mix.

SEV also collaborates with Swedish marine energy technology company Minesto on a tidal energy project in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands. Minesto has developed the award winning and patented Deep Green technology, which operates cost efficiently in areas with low-flow tidal streams and ocean currents. The first kWh were delivered to the Faroese grid on 1st December 2020.

For additional information on Minesto and the tidal energy project in Vestmannasund see

www.minesto.com

Vestmannasund tidal energy project

Sund, Torshavn
1974
Sund, Torshavn
Ár 1974
Slag Thermal
Máttur 82.5 MW
Framleiðsla 140 GWh
Vágur, Suðuroy
1982
Vágur, Suðuroy
Ár 1982
Slag Thermal
Máttur 13.6
Framleiðsla 29 GWh
Strond, Klaksvík
1950
Strond, Klaksvík
Ár 1950
Slag Thermal
Máttur 3.6 MW
Framleiðsla 3.0 GWh
Botnur, Suðuroy
1921
Botnur, Suðuroy
Ár 1921
Slag Hydro
Máttur 3.3 MW
Framleiðsla 4.4 GWh
Strond, Klakskvík
1931
Strond, Klakskvík
Ár 1931
Slag Hydro
Máttur 1.4 MW
Framleiðsla 3.2 GWh
Fossáverkið, Vestmanna
1953
Fossáverkið, Vestmanna
Ár 1953
Slag Hydro
Máttur 6.5 MW
Framleiðsla 23.4 GWh
Mýruverkið, Vestmanna
1961
Mýruverkið, Vestmanna
Ár 1961
Slag Hydro
Máttur 2.4 MW
Framleiðsla 11.5 GWh
Heygaverkið, Vestmanna
1963
Heygaverkið, Vestmanna
Ár 1963
Slag Hydro
Máttur 4.9 MW
Framleiðsla 12.5 GWh
Eiði, Eysturoy
1987
Eiði, Eysturoy
Ár 1987
Slag Hydro
Máttur 22.1 MW
Framleiðsla 55.3 GWh
Neshagi, Eysturoy
1993
Neshagi, Eysturoy
Ár 1993
Slag Wind
Máttur 4.65 MW
Framleiðsla 17.5 GWh
Húsahagi, Torshavn
2014
Húsahagi, Torshavn
Ár 2014
Slag Wind
Máttur 11.7 MW
Framleiðsla 41.4 GWh
Porkeri, Suðuroy
2020
Porkeri, Suðuroy
Ár 2020
Slag Wind
Máttur 6 MW
Framleiðsla
Sumba, Suðuroy
2019
Sumba, Suðuroy
Ár 2019
Slag Solar
Máttur 0.24 MW
Framleiðsla 0.26 GWh
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