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OlI sveinsson



Executive Vice President of R&D, Landsvirkjun

Oli G.B. Sveinsson is the executive vice president of R&D at Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland. He has a degree in physics from University of Iceland (1995) and MSc (1998) and PhD (2002) degrees in civil engineering, specialising in hydrological processes, from Colorado State University. He did postgraduate work (2002-2004) at the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia University.

Since 2004 he has worked for Landsvirkjun or its subsidiaries, first as a department head for engineering research and, since end of 2010, as executive vice president of R&D. The R&D division is responsible for investigations and preparations of new renewable power projects, increasing the flexibility in energy production and introduction of innovation into energy production

Dr Sveinsson is a board member of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and a member of the Energy Policy and Generation Committee of Eurelectric.

Associated sessions

10 May
11:00 - 12:30

Strategic basin planning

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: The Nature Conservancy

There is growing recognition that site selection is critical for successful hydropower development. There have been attempts to plan at the basin level, with the aim of optimising not only energy systems, but also broader environmental, social,... (Read more)