Through its activities, Reykjavik Energy, which places an emphasis on steady improvements, accumulates multifarious knowledge that can be of use to others. This is due to, among other things, the companies in the Group’s leading position in the utilisation of geothermal energy, the fact that Veitur Utilities is the largest company of its kind in the country and the Reykjavik Fibre Network possesses the most widespread fibre network in Iceland. Reykjavik Energy believes it is its role to disseminate experience and know-how to others who can benefit from it.
Every year the Reykjavik Energy Group hosts a Science Day in which various development projects are presented. The Land Reclamation manager of ON Power held a course and an instructive video was made on how to heal damaged mossy areas. The most widely used knowledge is undoubtedly the knowledge that scientists of Reykjavik Energy acquired in collaboration with many other scientists on the sequestration of geothermal gas emissions in basalt. A broad variety of media outlets around the globe have covered Reykjavik Energy and ON Power’s project in the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant, which is considered unique. Several staff members of the Group regularly teach at the university and the School for Renewable Energy Science (RES) in Iceland and deliver lectures at specialised conferences both nationally and abroad.
Expert knowledge of geothermal energy is in great demand, but this year people’s focus shifted increasingly to the company’s achievements in equal rights issues. The CEO of Reykjavik Energy delivered a lecture on this issue at the Barber Shop Conference of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen in October.