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The Government of Greenland releases large amounts of data relevant for investments in Greenland’s largest hydropower potentials that are now exposed to competition

The Government of Greenland and Alcoa have made an agreement to release large amounts of historical data relevant for investments in large hydropower plants in West Greenland. With this agreement, the Government of Greenland has bought the data from Alcoa and gains full ownership to make it available to interested third parties. Data is relevant for investors who are considering participation in the tender process for Greenland’s large hydropower potentials.
19. July 2022

In May 2022, the Government of Greenland announced a tender process for Greenland’s largest hydropower potentials located in West Greenland and estimated to sustain a capacity of at least 800 MW, yet a higher discharge is expected due to climate change.

“We need to develop Greenland in a sustainable and green manner, while also contributing to the global effort to combat climate change. We are pleased that we can now make our historical hydropower data available to interested investors who wish to participate in the tender process. This data can accelerate green investments in Greenland. We highly appreciate Alcoa’s support in this process” says Kalistat Lund, Minister of Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment.

The areas have previously been investigated by Alcoa in connection with their preliminary studies to develop hydropower plants for producing electricity supplying an aluminum smelter. The large amount of historical data on hydropower, topography, geology and geotechnics is now available to investors free of charge.

This increases the interest and attracts green investments to Greenland - benefitting both Greenland and the global green transition.

For further information on the tendering and licensing procedure and how to get access to data please visit

Contact: For further information please contact Head of Department of Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment Mette Skarregaard Pedersen at +299 346476 or +299 529844 or e-mail: or