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Reduce vulnerability of Cuba Electric System

Cuba increasingly reduces the vulnerability of your system Electric, prioritized the installation of electric generation facilities from domestic crude oil (fuel oil).

Yadira Garcia, member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba and Minister of Basic Industry, made statements to the press at the opening in the city of Bayamo, the first of its kind in the eastern province of Granma.

He explained that the opening of similar institutions in almost all provinces, allowing deconcentrate generation and reducing the effects of malfunctions or failures caused by natural phenomena.

This was demonstrated last year by the direct impact of hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma, when the nation was divided into five subsystems Electric, which provided modern energy groups fuel oil and batteries emergency, he said.

These works, prioritized by the program of the Energy Revolution, allowing Cuba to have a high availability, equivalent to four thousand megawatts installed, he added.

Able to meet the total demand of Bayamo in case of the National Electric System, the new plant amounts to 90 per cent coverage of the necessity for electric Granma, which this year will have two other centers in the municipalities of Niquero and Manzanillo .

Due to the use of crude oil as fuel, the technology of fuel oil is more efficient and economical to diesel generation, since the fuel does not require refining, consumption is lower and take advantage of the boiler exhaust from the engines. (AIN)

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