Sebastián Cuñado works as Head of Mechanics in our hydroelectric plant, located in El Chocón. He moved with his family 3 and a half years ago to Villa El Chocón and today he is proud to be part of the Enel Generación El Chocón family.
He invited us to his house, and this is what he tolds us:
1.- What do you think as a professional of Enel Generación El Chocón?
Enel Generación El Chocón is a company that generates 1320 MW between Chocón and Arroyito, and I believe that there are few human resources for the amount of tasks that need to be carried out. We are confronted with more and more demands every day.
2.- What changes have you seen in EGEC in the last couple of years? What other changes would you like to see (according to your professional experience)?
We are undergoing a process of constant change. The most important changes are the ones related to security from the legal point of view. I would really like that the personnel hired permanently who is in charge of maintenance works, and who knows the machines, tools and devices for each task, becomes part of the Enel group. It is a way of not risking the knowledge of the hired personnel that has been working in Hidroeléctrica El Chocón for years, at each contract renewal.
3.- How do you feel working in Enel Generación El Chocón?
I feel very comfortable and pleased. It is a pride to work in such a large global corporation committed to the environment care.
4.- Do you identify with the Open Power vision of Enel Group?
5.- How do you see yourself in year 2030? Would you continue working in our company?
Yes Although it is too ahead in the future, I consider that this company will grow in every sense, and that there will be new challenges to overcome in order to continue maintaining the current motivation.
6.- What do you think of the Enel objective for 2050, of being 100% carbon neutral?
I think it is a great idea and a fantastic project to be thinking about generation of renewable energy, reduction of CO2 emissions and also reduction of global warming, because, apart from being favorable to the environment, the efficiency of renewable energies is much more efficient than those of thermal power plants. Currently, almost half of the energy generated by the group is clean energy, which is very good news.
7.- How was your professional life before joining EGEC?
Before joining EGEC, I worked during 5 years in BRF, one of the largest Brazilian companies within the food industry worldwide. I mainly worked within the Maintenance sector, as supervisor of ongoing production lines. It was a job in which I learned a lot. It was a very nice experience because in addition to working on production lines, I toured all the plants of the group in Argentina and learned about different processes.
8.- How did your family adapt to live in El Chocón and how do they feel now?
Very good. We are all very happy living in Chocon.
9.- How does your family see Enel Generación El Chocón?
It is a giant company from the point of view of facilities, and at the same time, very small from the point of view of the people who work there, this makes it a great family, so all co-workers are very united.
My wife and daughters are very happy with the company, and they really value the effort and work that one performs there.
10.- Do co-workers meet outside work?
Yes, we organize lunch and soccer games. In many of those meetings outside work, we meet with our families, spending very nice moments.
11. Can you name some of the colleagues who are impacting your professional life in a positive way?
Actually virtually everyone within Maintenance. But if I have to name them, I would say:
- Alejandro García
- Eduardo Azcona
- Rafael Emmer
- Jorge Dolz
- Miguel Alegre
- Gustavo Ludueña
- Jose Maria Delfino