Cuba, Ecuador for energy cooperation
Cuban experts are studying the restructuring of Ecuadorian electric energy plants to facilitate the use of national fuel and thus contribute to the saving of millions of dollars in that nation.
The Cuban technicians will assess the state of the plants in the province of Esmeraldas as well as in the cities of Guayaquil, in southern Ecuador, and Quito, confirmed the commercial office of the Cuban embassy to that capital.
The restructuring project will allow the use of the heavy oil as fuel to generate electricity which will contribute to save millions of dollars as the country will not have to import diesel, expert Jose Padilla highlighted.
The Cuban professionals arrived in Quito on November 6 and have worked at the Electricity National Council (CONELEC).
Their presence there takes place amid a severe crisis of the energy sector due to the low water level and the excessive increase of consumption.
The collaboration program is the result of agreements signed between CONELEC and the ENERGOIMPORT enterprise from the Cuban Ministry of the Basic Industry during a visit of the Ecuadorian President Alfredo Palacio to Havana in September.
Source: Prensa Latina