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Granma increase power generation from water

To increase power supply to the population,mainly in mountain areas, the province of Granma end this year of new generating facilities from water.

File Source: Hydropower, Wikipedia Commons

File Source: Hydropower, Wikipedia Commons

Responsible for 36 percent of the current produced in the country by this
route, the territory was confirmed as a national leader, at the conclusion of
third power plant of more than one megawatt of power, said to AIN Adolis Núñez,
director of provincial Hydropower.

Bueycito linked to the dam in the mountain town of Buey Arriba, installation
taxed to the National Electric System (SEN), as do their similar reservoirs
Corojo in Guisa and Paso Malo, Bartolome Maso, said.

Some 60 residents of El Cilantro intricate village in the municipality of
Pilón, will benefit with a mini-assembly of 18 kilowatts, which will provide
permanent electricity, replacing the electric current, useful only for four
hours, he said.

Both investments, stressed Núñez, increased by 1.5 megawatts of hydro
generation Granma, which in 2008 had the best year in its history, despite the
failure of the small central Bartolome Maso, and the paralysis of the Guisa by
heavy rains.

More than eight thousand 500 persons, 230 benefited from economic objectives
are the 33 stations hidrogeneradoras of the province, which last year accounted
for more than 16 thousand megawatt-hours, and saved four thousand 547 tons of
fuel, explained.

Since the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, Cuba encourages the use of water
as a source of electrical energy in intricate and less populated regions. (AIN)



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