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Cuba Working to Increase Electricity Production

Havana, October 11 (RHC)-- Cuba's target for the near future is to increase the generation of electricity using renewable sources. According to a recently published report, the nation aims at reaching ten percent of the electricity required coming from wind, solar and biomass sources by the the year 2030.

Currently, the country's largest wind power generating facility is under construction at Playa La Herradura, a coastal resort of the northeastern province of Las Tunas.

Financed totally by Cuba, something that is significant due to the large sum involved, the new installation will deliver a peak power of fifty million Watts, that is fifty megaWatts to the national electric grid, because it will operate on line, synchronized with Cuba´s electric system.

The equipment that will be used was bought to a well-known Chinese supplier of wind generators, according to information provided by Mario Patiño, the provincial director of Union Eléctrica, the nations electricity supplier. Patiño explained that already they have finished the building of the required roads, facilities for the workers and started to dig the foundations for the large number of columns atop of which the wind generators will be installed.

The experience gained operating the nation´s four already in service wind electricity generating installations has proven to be of great value to those involved in the new park, where a totally automated control system will make possible the operation of the equipment with a minimum of workers.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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