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National Power Company and RES to Collaborate

By Iceland Review

National power company Landsvirkjun and RES, the School for Renewable Energy Science, have signed a two-year agreement to collaborate in the field of energy research and teaching.

In front from left to right: Gudjón Steindórsson, Björn Gunnarsson, Ingimundur Sigurpálsson, Fridrik Sophusson. At the back from left to right: Jón Sveinsson, Agnar Olsen, Óli Grétar Blöndal Sveinsson.

With the agreement, Landsvirkjun supports the school’s operations with emphasis on development of hydropower sciences and teaching in that field.

RES already operates a geothermal energy course along with three other courses on eco-friendly fuel and biomass energy, fuel cells and hydrogen, and on energy systems and energy management. Now a course on hydropower will be added to the program.

RES is an international educational center with the primary purpose spreading Iceland’s knowledge in the field of renewable energy. The school is located in Akureyri in north Iceland and cooperates with the University of Akureyri and the University of Iceland.

Landsvirkjun, which is Iceland’s largest producer of electricity, is a shareholder in Orkuvördur ehf., which is the owner of RES.

The agreement was signed by Landsvirkjun chairman and CEO, Ingimundur Sigurpálsson and Fridrik Sophusson, and RES rector and managing director, Björn Gunnarsson and Gudjón Steindórsson.

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