Cuba Business

Wind turbine energy park in Gibara Cuba coming online

Posted February 09, 2008 by publisher in Cuba Business.

Prensa Latina

Workers at the Gibara I Aeolian Park in eastern Cuba are preparing the six recently assembled generators on Thursday to begin generating power before February ends.

Contributing 5.1 megawatts when connected to the national electromagnetic system, the wind turbines are set atop 180 foot high masts on the Gibara coast, in eastern Holguin Province.

The Spanish cutting edge equipment will automatically turn the wind into electric energy, without using a single gram of oil.

The Gibara II park, similar to Gibara I, but with a 4.5 MW generating capacity, will be built in the same region, said Hector Lugo, in charge of the aeolian project in that territory.

Cuba already has two other aeolian parks working in Cayo Coco, in central Ciego de Avila Province, and another in the Isle of Youth, but with different projects and lower capacity than Gibara I.

Member Comments

On February 09, 2008, humberto rodriguez wrote:

cuba es un pais de gente inteligente y crear del viento energia electrica es el futuro hoy ,energia solar es la proxima etapa yo se que nosotros los cubanos si podemos . el futuro es energia solar y viento en el medio de Cuba se pueden colocar paneles solares 40 km por 20 km y produciria suficiente energia electrica para todo el consumo nacional repito SI SE PUEDE gracias.