13. Orkustofnun – (National Energy Authority)
The National Energy Authority (NEA) is a government agency under the Ministry of Industries and Innovation. Its main responsibilities have been to advise the Government of Iceland on energy issues and related topics, promote energy research and administrate development and exploitation of the energy resources. NEA is responsible for monitoring mineral prospecting or extraction areas and geothermal areas, as well as to regulate the compliance of companies operating under issued licenses.