Cuban Experts Continue to Look for the ‘Technological Failure’ in the Antonio Guiteras Thermoelectric Plant

14ymedio, Havana, 6 November 2022 — The largest thermoelectric power plant in Cuba, Antonio Guiteras de Matanzas, was disconnected again this Saturday. The Electric Union of Cuba (UNE) reported that its departure from the National Electricity System was due to a “technological failure” that occurred 19 days after its synchronization to the network. In an … Continue reading “Cuban Experts Continue to Look for the ‘Technological Failure’ in the Antonio Guiteras Thermoelectric Plant”

A New Breakdown in the Antonio Guiteras Power Plant Causes Another Day with a More than 40 Percent Electricity Deficit

EFE/14ymedio, Havana, 13 September 2021 — The state company Unión Eléctrica de Cuba (UNE) announced on Tuesday that the energy deficit will be around 41% of the maximum generation capacity in the afternoon-night schedule of highest consumption. The high deficit occurs a day after the departure from the national electricity system of the country’s main … Continue reading “A New Breakdown in the Antonio Guiteras Power Plant Causes Another Day with a More than 40 Percent Electricity Deficit”

The Antonio Guiteras Thermoelectric Plant Goes Out of Service Over Lack of Water

14ymedio, Havana, 8 August 2022 — The Antonio Guiteras Thermoelectric Power Plant, which operates in the city of Matanzas, left the National Electricity System, as confirmed by the authorities, Monday afternoon, causing a loss of 1,246 MW and ensuring the programming of more blackouts. “The unit ran out of sufficient water supply to stay in … Continue reading “The Antonio Guiteras Thermoelectric Plant Goes Out of Service Over Lack of Water”

Cuba’s Guiteras Thermal Electric Plant will be Out of Service for Three Months for Repairs

14ymedio, Havana, 19 October 2022 — The announcement that the Antonio Guiteras thermal power plant, in Matanzas, must be disconnected for three months for a comprehensive repair definitively contradicts Miguel Díaz-Canel’s promise about the end of the blackouts by December. Outdated and defective technology, natural disasters and increasingly serious breakdowns, plus the impossibility of thorough … Continue reading “Cuba’s Guiteras Thermal Electric Plant will be Out of Service for Three Months for Repairs”

The Cuban Government Seeks More Than 3 Billion Dollars in Investments for Tourism / 14yMedio

14ymedio, Havana, 18 November 2022 — Although the Cuban Government has emphasized this year the need to raise foreign capital for sectors in extreme emergency, such as food, agriculture and transport, the bulk of its offers return to the usual: tourism. Of the 708 businesses that are part of the new portfolio of opportunities, there … Continue reading “The Cuban Government Seeks More Than 3 Billion Dollars in Investments for Tourism / 14yMedio”

Two More Thermoelectric Plants are Shut Down in Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 1 November 2022 — Cuba lost two other thermoelectric power plants due to breakdowns this Monday, when Unit 4 of the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes in Cienfuegos and Unit 5 of the Antonio Maceo in Santiago de Cuba left the National Electric System (SEN). “With these unforeseen departures, an availability of 1741 MW … Continue reading “Two More Thermoelectric Plants are Shut Down in Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba”

Despite the Change of Minister, More Power Plants are Shutting Down in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 18 October 2022 — On the same day that the official press dedicated a triumphalist article to the “stability” of the thermoelectric plant (CTE) Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, in Cienfuegos, unit 4 of this plant was disconnected from the National Electrical System (SEN). With the usual euphemisms, a brief note from the Cuban … Continue reading “Despite the Change of Minister, More Power Plants are Shutting Down in Cuba”

The Blackouts Cost the Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines his Position

14ymedio, Havana, 17 October 2022 — The Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines, Liván Arronte Cruz, and the director of the Electric Union of Cuba (UNE), Jorge Armando Cepero Hernández, were dismissed from their respective positions this Monday. Without mentioning the names of those dismissed, in a brief note, Cubadebate reported that Vicente de la … Continue reading “The Blackouts Cost the Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines his Position”

Cuba: During a Blackout, Residents of Santa Cruz del Sur Boo the ‘Full Bellies Up There’

14ymedio, Havana, October 10, 2022–Antonio Guiteras, a 280 megawatt power plant, could not contribute to the National Electric System (SEN) on Sunday as planned, nor will it be able to do so on Monday. Yesterday, the deficit reached 1.412 MW at the national level during peak hours at 11pm and people went out to the … Continue reading “Cuba: During a Blackout, Residents of Santa Cruz del Sur Boo the ‘Full Bellies Up There’”

Officials Brag That the Price of Electricity, Ever More Scarce, Does Not Increase in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 13 September 2022 — On Sunday, 83% of homes in Cuba were affected by power outages, which lasted about seven hours on average, according to the reports from Cuba’s Electric Union, which were shared on national television on Monday and a very similar situation is expected today. According to data published by UNE … Continue reading “Officials Brag That the Price of Electricity, Ever More Scarce, Does Not Increase in Cuba”

Cuban President Diaz-Canel and the Blackouts: Enemies On All Sides

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 29 August 2022 — It is one thing to say that Cuba will overcome the current energy crisis; what Díaz-Canel did is quite another matter, he insulted the Cuban people who are fed up with so many lies, and with waiting for “The New Man” who will never arrive. Even … Continue reading “Cuban President Diaz-Canel and the Blackouts: Enemies On All Sides”

A New Fault Delays the Promise of Diaz-Canel and Raul Castro About the End of the Blackouts

14ymedio, Havana, 30 August 2022 — The Antonio Guiteras thermoelectric plant, in Matanzas, left the National Electric System this Tuesday, according to the Cuban Electric Union (UNE), “due to losses of turbine parameters (empty).” Although the state company then assured that “work will be done immediately on the solution to the leak in the boiler … Continue reading “A New Fault Delays the Promise of Diaz-Canel and Raul Castro About the End of the Blackouts”

With Just Three Hours of Electricity This Thursday, Pinar del Rio is the Most Affected Province in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 11 August 2022 — The Antonio Guiteras de Matanzas Thermoelectric Plant stopped working again this Wednesday due to lack of cooling water, hours after having reestablished its operations. Two days earlier, the most important thermoelectric plant in Cuba had left the National Electricity System also due to the lack of pressure in the … Continue reading “With Just Three Hours of Electricity This Thursday, Pinar del Rio is the Most Affected Province in Cuba”

In the Midst of the Blackouts, a Luxury Hotel Without Customers Illuminates Havana

14ymedio, Juan Izquierdo, Havana, 10 August 2022 — In the midst of an almost absolute blackout in Havana’s Vedado, the Grand Aston Hotel Havana seemed to have fallen from another world, less precarious and underdeveloped. All its lamps, windows, spotlights, reflectors and even humble light bulbs were at their maximum capacity, without any attention to … Continue reading “In the Midst of the Blackouts, a Luxury Hotel Without Customers Illuminates Havana”

The Avoidance of Responsibility for the Fires in Matanzas, Cuba

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 9 August 2022 — The communist state press collects statements by Díaz-Canel in which, in relation to the Matanzas fires, it bets on a new line of communication, according to which “we have confidence that we are going to recover.” And that’s what Cuba needs most right now: trust. At … Continue reading “The Avoidance of Responsibility for the Fires in Matanzas, Cuba”