Guðrún Sævarsdóttir: Electricity consumption in Iceland


Guðrún Sævarsdóttir Dean of School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavík University was the latest guest to present at the Meet the Energy Industry seminars hosted by Iceland School of Energy. Guðrún had a very informative lecture on the largest electricity users in Iceland.

About 80% of electricity produced in Iceland is consumed by Iceland‘s industry and about 70% of the consumption comes from aluminium smelters alone. Iceland's heavy industry keeps on expanding with different industries showing great interest in installing their facilities in Iceland. Iceland's green electricity creates the perfect forum for clean energy intensive industry to set up shop and there are plans to build a factory producing solar-panel grade silicon. These processes overlap perfectly with the already established aluminium industry in Iceland as aluminium will be used in the process and then sold back to users that can settle with slightly polluted aluminium.

Iceland's hydro power and geothermal energy is therefore helping the evolution of solar power worldwide and will undoubtedly have a part in the increased share of renewable´s in the world.

Meet the Energy Industry are lunch seminars held weekly by Reykjavík University's Iceland School of Energy. The aim is to give our students the opportunity to listen to the industry's top speakers on energy matters.



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