Veitur Utilities handles the development and management of utility systems which are mostly exclusively licensed operations. Veitur distribute electricity and hot and cold water, in addition to running wastewater systems in Iceland’s most densely populated areas. Veitur is the biggest utility company in the country. With the unbundling of Orkuveita Reykjavíkur at the beginning of 2014, Veitur continued operating under the brand name of Reykjavík Energy, but on 1 December 2015, Veitur appeared under its own name and trademark. Our service area is primarily in the Reykjavík area but also in many parts of the south and west of the country.
Our system is extensive; pipes and cables are a total of 9,000 km in length, corresponding to the distance from Reykjavík to Shanghai. Around the city and countryside there are substations, distribution centres, wells, electricity boxes, well-houses, tanks, pumping stations, valve houses and cleaning plants that we oversee.