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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 ...

Iberdrola’s energy services save the day

A couple of months ago, my mother, a widow in her eighties still in good health and able to live alone, called me in a panic because there had been a power cut at her ...

ScottishPower Foundation

I was delighted to be invited to become a Trustee and Executive Officer of the new Scottish Power foundation last year and to be involved in establishing this new initiative. My background before joining ScottishPower ...

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 ...

ScottishPower stands out for strong commitment to renewable energies and innovation

It was in July 2011 at a scholarship awards ceremony to study a Master’s degree in Energy and Environment where Manuel Marín, President of the Iberdrola Foundation said: “You have been selected from among the ...

La Muela: centenary mirror of our expertise

* Author: José Navarro Torrijos* I am aware that many visitors to the Cortes-La Muela hydroelectric power station are very impressed when they come up close to this feat of civil and electromechanical engineering. When we ...