Cuba consolidates National Energy Revolution
Cuba celebrated Wednesday the first anniversary of the energy revolution being undertaken across the island which has made a remarkable progress in the development of clean sources of energy and in the increase of power generation.
The ceremony was attended by Cuban vice-president Carlos Lage and Minister of Basic Industry, Yadira Garcia, who highlighted the success of the policies implemented in the island since 2006 to save energy. Garcia said that in two years Cuba will have a more efficient electric system thanks to its modernization.
Cuba's energy revolution began on January 17, 2006 with the setting up of the first 127 generating plants in the western province of Pinar del Rio. This has contributed to a decrease of blackouts in that region and made it independent from the national grid.
During 2007, Cuba will keep on renovating and upgrading its electrical system, said the Minister Yadira Garcia, noting that the island is already exploiting the gas from oil wells as fuel for power generation.