Power Intensive Industries

Electricity ConsumptionAs a result of rapid expansion in Iceland's energy intensive industry, the demand for electricity has increased considerably.

The figure on the right shows electricity consumption (in GWh) in Iceland in the year 2014, divided into the major fields of usage.

The figure clearly indicates that the use of electricity for aluminum production exceeds all other uses.

In 2014, the power intensive industry used around 80% of all electricity produced in Iceland. Other uses of electricity account for about 20% of all electricity consumed.