Conference on interconnector between Iceland and Europe, Nov. 11, 2015, Iceland

Conference on interconnector between Iceland and Europe, Nov. 11, 2015, Iceland Ship laying interconnector cable between Britain and the Netherlands (source: flickr/ Global Marine Photos, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 6 Nov 2015

A short conference on a much discussed interconnector between Iceland and Europe and the experiences of Norway with electricity exports into the European market will be held November 11, 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The export of “volcanic power” from Iceland to the UK has been discussed now for quite some time. There have been several news pieces, critical voices, events etc. but non actually really looked into the experience of existing energy export through cables experiences.

So we are pleased to post this piece about an event organized by our friends at Navigo, a consultancy based out of Reykjavik, Iceland. The event is organized in partnership with Samtök Atvinnulífsins, an organization representing 2,000 businesses in Iceland.

The event “Conference on an interconnector to Europe: The Experience of Norwegians and the opportunities Icelands in Europe’s Energy Market.”

Date: Wednesday November 11, 2015 – 15:00-16:30

Venue: Hotel Reykjavík Natura – Víkngasal


  • Geir Arne Mo, Business Manager Spot Markets at Bergen Energi, “The Nordic spot market and effects of European market coupling”
  • Tor Eigil Hodne, Managing Director Europe Affairs at Statnett, Norwegian energy export firm, “Connecting Europe through North Sea Interconnectors – Experiences for Iceland”
  • David Bothe, Managing Director, European Office at consultancy Frontier Economics, “European energy policy and markets – impact on investment decision”

The event is followed by a podium discussion, including economist Benedikt Gíslason and the CEO of Landsnet, Guðmundur Inga Ásmundsson.

The event will be in English.

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More details about the event, including agenda and speakers (pdf)