Cuba has massively cut energy consumption

Campaign News | Thursday, 18 May 2006

Island is saving $60 million dollars per year in fuel costs

Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Thanks to the Energy Revolution afoot, Cuba is currently consuming two million kWh less, equivalent to 600 tons of fuel daily and a savings of 60 million dollars a year.

On May Day, President Fidel Castro affirmed that this is possible due to the elevated consciousness of the Cuban family, and the productive and servicing sectors, along with the introduction of efficient generation technologies.

Also decisive is the mass distribution of modern, low-energy consuming electrical equipment.

So far this year, the island has produced over 6,400 distribution transformers, carried out 87,000 works of renovation in power supplies, and installed generators synchronized to the National Electro-energy System.

Likewise, the decision to increase energy prices for those consuming above 100 kWh a month, encourages saving and consumption proportional to need and salary.

The unstoppable energy transformation Cuba has undertaken has an important social component, because the annual plan to build 100,000 homes, repair schools, hospitals and clinics, revive transport and food-and-agriculture production depend on it.

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