MADRID, Spain.- Cuban leader Miguel Díaz-Canel described this Thursday as tense the energy situation in Cuba.
According to information from Latin Pressduring a visit to the province of Ciego de Ávila, the president said that “difficult days remain in the generation of electricity, due to the lack of generation capacity and fuel oil.”
As usual in the official discourse, the president also blamed the embargo for this situation.
At the end of May, Díaz-Canel had already indicated that “the situation was seen as complex, between maintenance, breakage and fuel availability”.
According to his statements, “since there is not enough diesel fuel available to generate with the support stations, that distributed generation that supports the vacuum in thermal generation is not enough to cover the service.”
Electric System Crisis in Cuba
This Thursday the Electric Union of Cuba (UNE) reported that the day before the service had been affected from 8:32 am to 7:44 pm.
In addition, he specified that units 6 and 7 of the CTE Máximo Gómez, unit 3 of the CTE Ernesto Guevara, units 4 and 5 of the CTE Diez de Octubre and unit 3 of the CTE Antonio are out of service due to breakdowns. Maceo. Just as the Otto Parellada CTE unit, Lidio Ramón Pérez CTE unit 2 and Antonio Maceo CTE units 5 and 6 are under maintenance.
During the last year, the UNE has reported more than 300 damages due to breakdowns or maintenance tasks in most of the country’s thermoelectric plants.
This situation increased during April and May, months during which Cubans have suffered blackouts of more than eight hours.
The blackouts on the Island were among the main triggers of the anti-government demonstrations on July 11, 2021.
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