Enel Generación El Chocón represents a great pride for the region of Argentine Patagonia and especially for Enel's entire family in the country.
Located in the province of Neuquén, the construction of this hydroelectric power station was a milestone in the energy history of our country and gave impulse to the founding of the town of Villa El Chocón, where the Ernesto Bechman Paleontological Museum is located.
But undoubtedly, one of the most picturesque and exciting stories is that of our retired collaborator Rubén Carolini. This former worker of the plant holds the prize of having discovered the largest carnivorous dinosaur in the world.
In 1993, this man, curious and intuitive by nature, found remains of what was called the Giganotosaurus Carolini (in honor of his surname). At that time, the cover of the prestigious scientific Nature magazine reported that it was the largest dinosaur in the world, a record that until that time had an American scientist who had discovered the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex.
We can say that it is a real pride that the discoverer of the largest carnivorous dinosaur in the world is Argentinan. And that same pride is even greater for us, knowing that Rubén Carolini, the author of this historic find, is a member of the Enel family.