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Harpa Pétursdóttir

Harpa Petursdottir is the legal adviser of Orkustofnun, the National Energy Authority of Iceland, where she specialises in natural resources law, energy law as well as administrative law. She has over a decade of experience from the renewable energy sector in Iceland, mainly regarding utilization of natural resources such as geothermal and hydropower. Harpa has focused on energy matters for the last 10 years, in both the public and private sector.

In addition to her legal advisor position, she has also held the position as Manager for the Electricity Regulatory Authority at Orkustofnun, as well as being a project manager for the Authority’s international projects. Harpa is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Iceland and is a member of the board for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Research of the University. She has written several articles and been a speaker in many countries on geothermal matters.

Harpa is the founder of Women in Energy – Iceland, and serves as the Chairman of the Board as well as the Vice-Chair of the Nordic Energy Equality Network.

Areas of expertise

Energy law, administrative law, energy policy, geothermal energy, hydropower

Languages

Icelandic, English

Harpa Pétursdóttir

Legal advisor
Icelandic National Energy Authority


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