The 4th biennial 2017 Arctic Energy Summit is a multi-disciplinary event expected to draw several hundred
industry officials, scientists, academics, policy makers, energy professionals and community leaders together
to collaborate and share leading approaches on contemporary Arctic energy issues. The 2017 Summit will be
held in Finland, the incoming Chair of the Arctic Council (2017-2019).
The three-day conference will focus on a comprehensive set of themes, including: oil and gas; geothermal,
solar, wind, hydro and tidal energy; utilities; microgrids; energy policy and regulation; community impacts;
energy finance and investment; climate change; and energy security.
Hosted by Alaska’s Institute of the North, in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the
Economy, the Arctic Energy Summit will highlight the Arctic as a leader in renewable energy development
and integration, and exporter of world-class knowledge and expertise.
Findings from the 2015 Arctic Energy Summit held in Fairbanks, Alaska – a designated project of the Arctic
Council Sustainable Development Working Group – can be reviewed here. The 2015 Summit attracted nearly
400 participants from 14 countries.
The 2017 Summit will feature plenary keynote speeches and panel discussions, breakout sessions, technical
presentations and workshops, and a closing work session to develop recommendations for the Arctic Council.