Dr. Bjarni Palsson is the Manager of the Geothermal Department of the R&D Division of Landsvirkjun, National Power Company of Iceland. Dr. Palsson has a C.Sc. degree in mechanical & industrial engineering from the University of Iceland and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He has been involved in geothermal power projects since 1996 and has been employed with the Landsvirkjun Group since 2002. Dr. Palsson was the president of the Geothermal Association of Iceland 2014 – 2016 and a board member of the International Geothermal Association 2010 – 2016. Dr. Palsson was the Conference Chair of IGC 2013 – the Iceland Geothermal Conference, held in Reykjavík in the Spring of 2013.