Greenland’s spectacular nature gives Nukissiorfiit some unique opportunities to produce renewable energy for their customers. In 2020, 71 percent of the energy Nukissiorfiit produced for the 17 towns and 53 settlements they service, was green energy from, among other things, solar cells, wind power and hydropower. Nukissiorfiit’s ambition is for 100 percent of their energy to be green by the year 2030.
Nukissiorfiit’s focus on green energy is seen and felt around Greenland. In Ilulissat, 95 percent of the town’s energy is green, with the hydropower plant contributing in particular to the production of green energy. Nukissiorfiit has a total of five hydropower plants around Greenland.
Green energy is also produced in Uummannaq. Since the town has an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, in 2020 Nukissiorfiit installed solar cells on the roof of the town’s sports hall. The solar cells in Uummannaq are the most northern place that Nukissiorfiit has placed solar cells. The solar cells on the sports hall are being used to gather experience and knowledge of how solar cells function north of the Arctic Circle.