|New Energy Regulation Standards Aim at Power Saving
2012.06.27 - 13:24:12 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- In a further effort to increase the efficient use and saving of energy, Cuban experts presented on Tuesday new regulation standards at a workshop held by Havana’s Territorial Standardization Office and the Cuban Electric Energy Committee.
A Cuban Power Code, offering a legal framework to the implementation of regulations in the country’s power sector was the first proposal by Master in Sciences Fernando de Armas.
The initiative defines the appropriate technical conditions for any electric infrastructure to be hooked to any power supply source, taking into account low-tension limits, the expert explained.
A second initiative, called Energy Management Systems was presented by engineer Rene Fernandez to increase efficiency in the use of energy and lower its costs to state entities.
The implementation of these standards would translate into significant energy saving for Cuban economy, and they would also favor infrastructure safety, said the expert, who noted that the standards could get in force by mid 2013.
Both proposals constitute initiatives that could have a positive impact on power consumption levels, both in the state and residential sectors, the expert noted.
Participants at the workshop also addressed the safety of electric infrastructure, the use of renewable energy sources and technological advancement in the power sector.
According to the National Electric Enterprise, more than 96 percent of Cuban households receive electric power thanks to permanent investment.