I studied electrical engineering at the Universidad Católica de Chile and obtained a master’s degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in electrical markets. I joined as a full-time engineer in 2019 after obtaining my master’s degree. At Inodú, I have had the chance to work on a broad set of projects which include working on challenges faced by electricity markets and regulation, data analytics and modeling of the electricity sector.
Why work in energy and sustainability?
Energy is the growth engine for our society. However, we are facing severe challenges with the sustainability of our energy supply. So we have to figure out a way to produce abundant energy that is cheap and sustainable for our planet. I decided to work in this space because solving the energy and sustainability challenges of our region and planet is key to improving opportunities for people, improving access to healthcare, knowledge, improving people’s standard of living overall, amongst others. To me working on energy and sustainability means working on improving the quality of life of the human race, which is exciting.
What is the most interesting project you have had a chance to work on at Inodú?
It’s really hard for me to pick “the most interesting project” at Inodú, since I have had the chance to work on many interesting projects. However, the most interesting projects have been those that pushed me to really think outside-of-the-box and then were able to come up with concrete actions and elegant solutions to broader problems faced by the industry and the market. To me projects where I have had an impact and corrected market deficiencies, improved the system efficiency or just made the industry more competitive have been more memorable.
People often forget that healthy competition leads to more innovation, more value for the end consumer and more rapid change, which is what we need to accelerate the transformation of the energy system. On a day to day, working at Inodú gives me the opportunity to find ways to transform uncertainty into certainty in projects that can have big impacts in the energy system and markets.
What is it like working at Inodú?
At Inodú, I am constantly challenged to expand my intellectual horizon and do things that I have never done before. Each project has offered me the opportunity to learn something different and new. I have been at Inodú for a while and I am always challenged, which is good because the energy transition is not going to be easy and the challenges will evolve as we make progress.
Everyone at Inodú is always willing to collaborate and I am always learning something new from my colleagues. Plus the office is full of diversity, even in our hobbies. We have people that outside of work are motivated artists, barbecue-makers, cyclists, soccer players, Netflix-marathoners and more!