Over 46 years, Eduardo Saavedra has worked to improve the management processes of many utilities throughout Latin America. Eduardo continues to share his career’s worth of distribution experience, working as a Distribution Specialist Consultant with MHI.
In his current role, Eduardo works as a Consultant on MHI’s Supervision of the Distribution Loss Recovery Project for the National Electric Energy Company (ENEE) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The focus of this seven-year project is to supervise ENEE’s mandate to reduce technical and commercial losses, invest in infrastructure, develop efficient and reliable distribution systems, and improve customer service.
What has been your greatest achievement in your career so far?
I am very proud to have worked on electrification projects in rural areas of Chile and the Dominican Republic – helping areas in need.
My greatest professional achievement was in 1999 as general manager of the Electrical Company of Antofagasta (ELECDA). I had the opportunity to return to my home in the Second Region of Antofagasta in Chile, where I was able to help improve the service and quality of life in the region.
What are your professional goals for the future?
I will continue working and providing my experience and knowledge in Latin American countries — teaching companies how to plan for the long term, solve education and infrastructure problems, and overcome underdevelopment.
What is something that you wish others knew about your industry or area of expertise?
I would like people to truly know the importance of electricity, telecommunications, and electronics in terms of human development today. By understanding the importance of electricity as a non-polluting energy, we can analyze the primary energies used to produce electricity and start using energy resources that have less of an impact on the environment.
Eduardo with his wife in Chile.