Gibara is something more than movie and sea landscapes
- Submitted by: manso
- Editorial Articles
- 10 / 01 / 2011
2011.09.30 - 09:16:04 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu / There are plenty of reasons to incorporate to Gibara´s ancestral coastal features such as fishermen, good, welcoming and humble people tanned and hardened by the sun, the current place and prosperous enclave where there is a positive use of energy provided by the strong and fresh wind that is undoubtedly another of the symbols of Gibara.
Holguín, Cuba.- It was just three years ago, during the beginning of 2008 exactly, that the charming territory of the coastal municipality of Gibara which is located in the north of Holguín province just some 750 kilometers in the east of Havana city, was only associated to fishing activities, the construction of ships and a booming tourist recreation, thus being the venue for important cultural events particularly in the case of the Cine Pobre Festival (Poor Movie Festival ) which has predominated over its similar overseas during the recent years, for instance.
Gibara could also be inserted in any possible review given its emblematic factory of cotton that is a working and monetary source of contribution for the economic development in that region and even though it has nothing to do with the marine landscapes and activities that feature that area, the factory indeed constitutes a beloved symbol taking into account that during the beginning of the Cuban Revolution it was decided to build it, which is a historic fact that is always associated with the presence there of Commander Ernesto Guevara who was Minister of Industries at that moment.
During the recent three last years, Gibara has positively been mentioned when an idea, which had existed during some years in Cuba, has had its validity and was carried out with the construction of some researching enclaves, however, Gibara achieved its top national and positive reference when its Electricity generators devices , which only work with the Aeolian energy, have already constituted a reason of admiration and visual surprise for local and visitors given the monumental height of those structures.
Its economic dimension grows in time taking into account that the electric output of the Aeolian fields of Gibara, which were synchronized since their first day to the national system of electricity distribution as well as in the case of other conventional generators, as they save more than 10 metric tons of oil for the Cuban state through the energy it delivers with no cost at all.
The total electric generation of the two Aeolian devices is already near of the 30 thousand mega watts per hour even though they may have a higher production, but the aforementioned electricity generating system was not operating during the devastating Ike hurricane which in certain way damaged the Aeolian electric generators while the second and smaller Aeolian complex has barely been operational during two years of exploitation.
The total save on oil during the last three years represents 65000 tons with a complementary positive effect in the environment as it does not generate toxic gases.
This way, it is widely proved everyday the feasibility about these investments in Gibara where there is a highly-specialized technical workforce and the most important that is the fact that in that region of Cuba the indispensable raw material is in abundance given the fact the wind average reaches the 6 meters per second which are strong enough to move the enormous sails of the Aeolian complex that are visible from any angle of Gibara.By Aroldo García Fombellida and Translated by: JC Caballero