Hydropower as a source of energy in Greenland

Hydropower is the primary sustainable energy source in the energy supply in Greenland. Currently, five hydropower plants are operating on Greenland providing power for the residents in the cities Nuuk, Tasiilaq, Paakitsoq, Qorlortorsuaq, and Sisimiut.

The powerplants are run by the national supply company “Nukissiorfiit”. The first hydropower plant was established in 1993. In the period between 2004-2013, the four other powerplants were established on Greenland. All these five hydropower plants in total produce 91,3 MW.

The goal is that the public energy supply as far as it is possible shall be based on renewable energy sources in Greenland.

Keywords: hydropower, energy supply, Greenland