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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 ...

My experience as the first female maintenance specialist at a hydroelectric power plant in Spain

It is not always easy to decide on which profession to dedicate the rest of your life. After I had finished my technical baccalaureate, and even though I knew that I wanted to continue on ...

A river on the right course

My name is Jaime Riesco and I’m fortunate to have a huge workplace. To be more specific, my office measures 7,982 square kilometres, which is the surface area of the Sil River Basin managed by ...

Network surveillance operators

I’ve been a member of the Sigüenza brigade (Guadalajara) for 25 years and one of the tasks we’ve carried out in every one of those years is the inspection of overhead power lines. This involves ...

The combined cycle plant doctors

I’m lucky enough to form part of Iberdrola’s Turbogenerator Inspection team, which is located in Castellón and maintains and monitors the state of the gas and steam turbines in the company’s combined cycle plants in ...

The challenge of lighting and heating a city at 25° below zero

In a city like Riga, the capital of Latvia, winter temperatures can reach 25 degrees below zero without this necessarily even being the result of cold winds from Siberia. For  this reason, supplying sufficient energy ...