Enel Green Power Hydropower, North America

Water and elevationhuge So Hydropoweris one of your oldest forms of energy Which is, to me just really cool because you feel like you're keeping history alive You're just using the water to do all the work We’re using the weight of the water itself It goes actually downhill It pushes that turbine and we do not consume any water and we do not utilize any water other than for its weight, period

And then we release it back into the river The crew here is doing what was being done 100 years ago All the renewables are good sources of energy, Hydropower was used before there was electricity Today it's one of the most efficient sources of electricity People don't realize, they go flip a switch on

They don't realize where it comes from How much work's involved to getting it there It does make a lot of people's life a whole lot easier It's always been a sense of pride that what we do is make clean green energy We want to be able to help with generating electricity in a clean way It's something that we got to have, because this fossil stuff isn't going to last forever

Here in Twin Falls they required us to have no impact visibly at the area This particular plant is actually 450 feet underground It's a half mile drive into a tunneland the plant is actually below the river It was designed to be hidden from the public eye And when you're actually working at the turbines and generators, you're underwater

So it's one of the most unique plants in the world There's a lot of history in this little building right here We call it Fries Hydro plant We tell them about this; "you mean that's still generating electricity?" We say yeah, over a hundred years old and still getting it done Those units are still from the eighteen hundreds and they're still there and they're still operating

This plant right is a prime example of how things can work and last for a long time I wouldn't trade my job for anything I don't know anybody that doesn't enjoy showing up for work every day You come to work They want you to go back home with your family

Our employees are our most important asset Safety is number one We watch out for each other and take care of each other They've all been throughly trained and they do an excellent job I myself received a diploma from high school and now I'm managing all the Hydropower plants in the West

Without Enel supporting me and without the people that have supported me throughout my career I couldn't have got here I feel very proud to work for Enel One of the best parts of the day is when you're able to know you're creating clean green energy and it's going to good use Keep the lights burning Keep the power going out, and the lights on

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