“Being the first woman in charge of an Enel Hydro plant makes me feel very proud, but also means shouldering a great responsibility: the Coghinas facility has all it takes to achieve other essential steps in view of its 100 years of service in Italy”
Young forces at an ancient site
The first objective of the Bassu management consists in consolidating the relationship with the plant’s old working group, but also in enhancing the young people who - like her - have embarked on a path of apprenticeship in Enel and now are getting ready to be in service. Nothing new for the company, which considers the employment of young people as a key resource for the innovative development of its plants. However, the most interesting novelty regards the approach and direction that a woman will give to activities at the Coghinas plant.
“I think that a woman’s vision, applied to the management of a major plant like Coghinas, could make its activities even more dynamic, thanks to a natural attitude for multi-tasking and a strong teamwork spirit”
The willingness to work closely with the local institutions certainly falls within the priorities for the future.
For Anna, the Coghinas dam and plant are a symbol of Sardinia. A potential tourist attraction where visitors can become familiar with the island’s energy history and its rich natural environment, a resource protected by Enel with specific safeguard programmes , as well as by opening up the site to the public and the involvement of the inhabitants of the neighbouring municipality of Oschiri, also thanks to a school and work alternation project.
“I have always been fascinated by the energy world, by being able to study innovative solutions to reduce consumption and improve the efficiency of energy processes, as well as the desire to discover new places. The Coghinas plant finally offers me a highly competitive field in which to test my skills”
International culture at the service of her area
Another added value of the new course followed by the Sardinian complex field is Anna Bassu’s international education, when she studied with young people from around the world at the Einaudi College and the Turin Polytechnic. A precious opportunity to open up new horizons and seize future market directions, strengthened in the years after her degree by further research experience in a university setting and an international Master (originated from a collaboration between Enel Green Power and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa).
The time has come for Coghinas to regain its central role. Thanks to a woman.