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Structure of the emergency management

The electricity system is a lifeline for the whole of society. Increased demands for uninterrupted supply of electricity call for effective emergency management capable of responding to any serious hazards to the system.

The Landsnet Emergency Management team builds on a wealth of knowledge and experience. A key aspect of its modus operandi is close co-operation with generating companies, distributors and power-intensive consumers.

Landsnet Emergency Management (LEM)

The Landsnet Emergency Management (LEM) is responsible for our emergency preparedness and response. This includes defining criteria for our efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of incidents.

The LEM team consists of the most senior managers of our day-to-day activities. The President and CEO serves as Chairman of the LEM Board.

LEM’s priority task is to prevent casualties, damage to infrastructure and the environment and interruptions to energy supply. LEM has charge of the preparation of contingency plans, training and the review and co-ordination of emergency response scenarios. It co-operates closely with the Electricity System’s Emergency Partnership (ESEP) and the emergency management units of other power-sector companies.

LEM is a member of NordBER – the Nordic power sector’s emergency forum.

LEM team

LEM Board

Guðmundur I. Ásmundsson Chairm. NLN
Íris Baldursdóttir Manager
Nils Gústavsson Manager
LEM Assistans
Guðlaug Sigurðardóttir

Einar Snorri Einarsson

Helgi B. Þorvaldsson     
Sigurður Sigurðsson      
Smári Jónasson     
Sæmundur Valdimarsson     
Hallgrímur Halldórsson
Ragnar Guðmansson
Páll Pálsson     

LEM Staff

Lúðvík B. Ögmundsson

Safety Manager
Helga Guðjónsdóttir     
Margrét Dan Jónsdóttir         
Guðmundur Daníelsson         
Guðmundur Guðmundsson      

Electricity System’s Emergency Partnership (ESEP)

The electrical power system is a lifeline for the whole of society. Increased security-of-supply requirements call for extensive co-operation within the electricity sector. In the event of a serious emergency, power-sector companies must work effectively together, contingency plans must be well prepared and co-ordinated and it must be clear where expert knowledge, human resources and equipment are to be found. The Electricity System’s Emergency Partnership (ESEP) was formed on Landsnet’s initiative as a co-operation forum between generating companies, Landsnet, distribution system operators, power-intensive industries and public bodies.