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My journey

On the 23rd of August 2013 I headed into my high school to collect my GCSE results. The same results that would depend on me heading into work and luckily they were exactly what I ...

Dam operation: the people that look after the giants

* Author: Noemí Valiente Sánchez * In Dam Operation every single piece of data, every idea and every person is important. My name is Noemí and I’m in charge of auscultation monitoring of the dams located in the ...

Energy for Europe’s Industrial Renaissance

Investment needs in the European energy sector for the period 2012-2035 amount to USD $2.6 trillion, according to estimates by the International Energy Agency. To undertake these investments, governments must ensure stable and predictable regulatory ...

Day-to-day work at the Generation Control Centre

Iberdrola has a control centre which is known as the ‘Despacho Central de Generación‘ or DCG. This control centre enables three basic functions in an electricity system: guaranteeing the security of supply of the system, ...

Staff at Monterrey cogeneration plant celebrate its 10th birthday

Our colleagues at the Monterrey cogeneration plant in Mexico have been celebrating its first 10 years of operation, completed in the summer. The facility goes back to 2001 when the need emerged to supply both ...

Keeping the lights on when storms blow

In December 1998 parts of the UK were battered with some of the worst storms on record for over 30 years. The famous Boxing Day Storm sent wind speeds up to 125mph across central Scotland ...

Elektro offers guidelines about precautions to take with the electrical grid during school holidays

* Author: Tatiana Martinelli* With the welfare of the communities served and the quality of the electrical power supply in mind, Elektro is undertaking actions throughout the year that reinforce the precautions to take with the ...

Spain’s bittersweet energy sector reform

The reform of the energy sector approved by the government on 12 July deserves a calm assessment, but at the same time emphasizing the bittersweet taste left by these measures. We all agree on the ...

Santo Estevo II hydroelectric power plant, a huge project built in record time

The completion of the Santo Estevo II project (Orense) is now a reality. February 2013 marked the end of the process of commissioning this power plant, which was built in record time since the first ...