More geothermal power, lower cost and less impact
All the initial targets of the Iceland Deep Drilling Project were reached when the IDDP-2 well at the Reykjanes Peninsula was completed. At 4,659 meters the temperature was measured at 427°C, with fluid pressure of 340 bars. It might be possible to produce 30-50 MW from this well. Fewer and more powerful wells mean less environmental impact and lower cost.