Cuba Reduces Energy Consumption in Summer

Cuba Reduces Energy Consumption in Summer Havana, Sep 2. – The National Electric Company announced that Cuba has saved some 27,000 tons of fuel this summer by reducing energy consumption, the local press reported on Friday.

High temperatures prevailing from July to August 30 did not prevent Cuban families from reducing their energy consumption by 0.8 percent, said electric company expert Enriqueta Ferro said.

Measures such as higher electricity rates for the largest consumers allowed the country to save nearly 117,200 megawatts hours, Ferro told the National News Agency (AIN).

Cuba generated over 8,800 gigawatts hours in the first six month of 2011, according to a post on the National Statistics Office website.(Prensa Latina)