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Is a government agency under the Ministry of Industries and Innovation. Its main responsibilities are to advise the Government of Iceland on energy issues and related topics, license and monitor the development and exploitation of energy and mineral resources, regulate the operation of the electrical transmission and distribution system and promote energy research. The Director General of Orkustofnun is Halla Hrund Logadóttir


The United Nations University Geothermal Training Program (UNU-GTP) is run as a separate unit within Orkustofnun, based on a contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland and the United Nations University in Tokyo. The Governmental Energy Fund and the Energy Agency, which is co-financed by Orkustofnun, utility companies and external research grants, are also hosted by Orkustofnun.

Web Portals

The NEA manages several geoportals. These web portals, contain spatial data within the operational scope of the NEA.


The Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University (UNU-GTP) was established in Iceland in 1978 when the NEA became an Associated Institution of the UNU.


The NEA develops and publishes material on Icelandic energy affairs in English and Icelandic.

International Relations

The NEA plays an significant role in a number of international projects on the promotion and utilization of renewable energy abroad.