Ilulissat – Infrastructure as a Start Point For Further Growth

Organized by Landsvirkjun Power, ISTAK, EFLA, Verkís & Mannvit 5. October 2017

Saturday, October 14, 11:20 - 12:20
Location: Björtuloft, Fifth Level 


  • Þorvaldur Guðjónsson, ISTAK: The Ilulissat hydropower plant planning and construction history: Implementatio of a Hydropower Plant Under Extreme Arctic Conditions
  • Svend Hardenberg, Director, Mannvit Greenland: Challenges of Switching to Local Green Energy in a Small Isolated Community: Impact of The Implementation of Hydropower For Local People and Local Industry Such as Fisheries and Tourism
  • Svend Hardenberg, Director, Mannvit Greenland: First-hand experience: How the Implementation of the Ilulissat Hydropower Plant Impacted the Local Community With Increased Tourism
  • Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center; former Minister of Industry and Commerce of Iceland: Looking further – How to Create the Conditions For Sustainable Development of Such Societies?: Infrastructures and Legal Framework Required to Create Sustainable Conditions for Development, Fisheries, and Other Industries


Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir