Mr. Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the UN and co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize, recently visited Iceland. Mr. Kofi Annan was particularly interested in learning about Icelandic geothermal utilization, thus he toured the Hellisheidi Power Plant with the President of Iceland, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. During his visit, he participated in a seminar on geothermal power attended by Reykjavik Geothermal staff, who introduced him to the potential of geothermal utilization in emerging markets.
"We tend to forget that we are blessed with two fundamental long lasting sources of energy -- one is the sun, the other is the fire inside the earth. We sit on it, we sleep on it, we walk on it, but we need to harness it. Geothermal..."
- Olafur Grimsson, President of Iceland