Photographic Memory: Translating data in Ghazlan
In the 1980s, the availability of computer data helped transform the electricity market in Saudi Arabia.
Operator trainees Abdulrahman Al-Binali, left, and Ibrahim Al-Hashme, obtain, read, and interpret data displayed on a computer video screen in the control room of the Ghazlan Power Plant in 1982. They would then translate the data into actions that ensured the steady flow of electricity to the Northern Area. Al-Binali and Al-Hashme were two of the trainees who completed a series of courses given by the Process Computer Department.