Power Intensive Industries
As 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 2011, divided into the major fields of usage.
The figure clearly indicates that the use of electricity for aluminum production exceeds all other uses.
In 2011, the power intensive industry used around 90% of all electricity produced in Iceland. Other uses of electricity account for about 10% of all electricity consumed.