MEXICO CITY (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – September 29, 2022) Repair work on power grids across Cuba after Hurricane Yan, which blacked out the island, has allowed the commissioning of 224 MW of generating capacity, or 5.8% of the island’s total electricity production. Empresa Electrica, the manufacturing company in Havana, gave this information in a statement on Telegram.
“Restoration work… made it possible to provide electrical power to customers in Habana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Santi Spiritas, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and some provinces. Guantanamo… Now So far, 224 MW has been restored,” the company said.
According to reports from generating companies from other provinces, electricity service is not provided in the provinces of Sant Spiritus, Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey, and partially restored in Matanzas, Mayabeque and Holguin.
The total generating capacity of Cuba’s energy sector, including stations out of order or under repair, is 3.82 GW, with the country’s peak consumption of about 3 GW. Repair workers, more than a day after the disaster, were able to operate about 5.8% of the island’s production facilities.
Two people died in Pinar del Rio province a day after Hurricane Ian left the Caribbean island completely black. More than 50,000 people were evacuated in the west and in the central part of the country, causing severe damage to agriculture in these areas.