Role of Iceland Geothermal
The main role of the Iceland Geothermal Cluster Initiative is to promote Iceland “As the land of geothermal energy and geothermal utilization”. In Iceland 70% of primary energy consumption is from geothermal energy, and 100% of primary energy in the country is renewable.
The purpose of the organization is to stimulate competitiveness within the Icelandic Geothermal Cluster, add value, and improve the utilization of Iceland’s geothermal energy.
The main goals are to create new opportunities within the geothermal energy sector, facilitate cooperation with the aim of exporting services and building new partnerships, create a strong global geothermal value chain to enhance geothermal utilization worldwide. Provide benefits to the sector as well as to developing countries and protecting and valuing the environment.
The Cluster’s cooperation is based on ten definedcooperative focus areas all of which aim to strengthenthe infrastructure of the Icelandic geothermal cluster, figure 1. These focus areas resulted from a special workshop that was held amongst the cluster members in May, 2011.