Hydroelectric Plants in Cuba

San Blas
Location: Cienfuegos
Operator: Unidad Empresarial de Base Hidroenergía
Configuration: 2 X 500-kW Francis
Operation: 1990
T/G supplier: Zhejiang
Quick facts: This SHP is in the Guamuhaya mountains

Photograph courtesy www.5septiembre.cu
Posted 7 Aug 2013

Zaza Dam
Location: Sancti Spiritus
Operator: Unidad Empresarial de Base Hidroenergía
Configuration: 2 X 1.35 MW Francis
Operation: 2008-2009
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: China National Electric Equipment Corp
Quick facts: In the 1990s, China assisted in the financing and construction of three minihydro plants in Cuba, of which this is the largest. The contract consisted of design, equipment supply, installation, testing, and commissioning. The two units were put into operation in Oct 2008 and Feb 2009 respectively.

Photograph courtesy of China National Electric Equipment Corp
Posted 17 Apr 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 07-Aug-2013

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