Cuban President reports on the electro-energy situation | News


The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, referred this Thursday to the electro-energy situation and announced that he is looking for alternatives to break the US blockade that hinders the recovery of electricity generation.


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The president, when offering an evaluation of the situation, Miguel Díaz-Canel explained that there are two main sources in the country that guarantee the generation of energy, among which the Lidio Ramón Pérez (recognized as Felton) and Antonio Guiteras thermoelectric plants stand out, which currently present situations of instability.

Said situations as “a consequence of the maintenance and repairs that we have not been able to satisfy” and the blockade policies against the country, said the head of state, are the cause of the power outages that the Cuban population is experiencing, especially during business hours. highest national consumption.

Díaz-Canel denounced that there is an economic and financial war against Cuba by the US empire that constantly forces us to seek alternatives in more distant or expensive markets or change suppliers.

The president stressed that the country is going to overcome the current electricity generation crisis because there is a commitment to work and deliver results and guarantee a more stable situation in the system for the enjoyment of the summer.

On the other hand, as one of the possible solutions, the president insisted that investments be made to solve the problem based on the little financing raised in the last two years with tourism due to Covid-19 and the collection of the controversial chains of stores in freely convertible currency (MLC), and this will allow an improvement in the plants.

The Cuban president stated that if the Lidio Ramón Pérez and Antonio Guiteras plants did not present technical instabilities, these generators would cover the demand for electricity during peak hours.

Mobile plants and renewable energy sources are another way of producing electricity in the country, but they do not cover the capacity that the nation needs to satisfy the entire population, reflected the also secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC).

Regarding the recognition of why it has not been possible to completely renew the thermoelectric plants, Miguel Díaz-Canel referred to the fact that the investments to modify them in their entirety imply many years of inactivity, while acknowledging that Cuba has signed a new agreement to establish three new blocks in the future. more immediate.

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez called for individual and collective solidarity and a commitment to savings to help reduce energy spending in the country.

“There is a group of permanent spaces in the press where the scheduled blackouts are reported. There are others that arise without the possibility of foresight. If information is still missing somewhere, they are things that must be reviewed immediately,” said the head of state.

For his part, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Liván Arronte Cruz, reported that by the end of June the two main thermoelectric plants will be fully operational.

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