Íris Baldursdóttir is the Executive Vice President of System Operations and ICT at Landsnet, the Transmission System Operator in Iceland. Prior to this she has held various leading positions within Landsnet where she has been responsible for System Development, Market and System Operations. She has participated in European and Nordic research projects, most recently as work package leader in the European project GARPUR which aims at improving reliability management of power systems and as general assembly member of the European project Migrate, which goal is to find solutions for the technological challenges the grid is currently faced with due to more renewables being connected to the grid.
Íris earned a B.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iceland in 1999 and a master’s degree in electrical power engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 2001. After her studies she worked in Sweden and Mexico for several years as a specialist and later project manager for ABB (an international engineering company) before joining Landsnet in 2006.